Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa Altilia is a town of 768 inhabitants (Altiliesi) in the province of Cosenza. It rises 594 meters above the sea level. Founded probably before the thousand years by Eustacchio Greco, Exarch of Emperor Basilio II, who gave him the name of his mother, Alimena, the emperor’s nanny. It belonged to the De Gennaros from 1496 to 1579 and then to the d’Aquino from Crucoli. The first sale of the Carbonari in Calabria in this country occurred in 1811. In 1828 it was attached to Malito and in 1937 it regained its independence. The town is located on a hill to the right of the river Savuto. Banks of marble stone and clay are common in the area that stretches along the lower valley of the Savuto. Altilia from generation to generation has practiced the art of chisel certified by the churches and palaces. The economy is mainly agricultural. There it is practiced woodworking, while the art of the chisel, once known throughout Calabria, is literally disappeared.