Cariati (Greek: Kariates) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Cariati is divided into two parts, Cariati Superiore situated on top of a hill and Cariati Marina which is stretched along the Ionian coastline.

Princess Polissena Ruffo was born in Cariati in 1400 and married Francesco Sforza (founder of the Sforza dynasty in Milan) in 1418 as his first wife.

Cariati is also the birthplace of Italian footballer Domenico Berardi who on the 12th of January 2014 became the youngest footballer since 1931 in Serie A to score 4 goals in one match and the only player to do this, in the same match, against Milan.

Antonio Fuoco, a professional racing driver, was also born in Cariati.

Panorama of Cariati
Comune di Cariati
Cariati is located in Italy
Location of Cariati in Italy
Coordinates: 39°30′N 16°57′E / 39.500°N 16.950°ECoordinates: 39°30′N 16°57′E / 39.500°N 16.950°E
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Tramonti, San Cataldo, Santa Maria
 • Total 27.95 km2 (10.79 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (Gennaio 2006)
 • Total 8,458
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cariatesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 87062
Dialing code 0983
Patron saint San Leonardo, San Cataldo.
Saint day 6 November- 9 Maggio
Website Official website

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