The center of the city’s life is Piazza Tasso, which is full of energy and people at all hours. Corso Italia and Via Cesareo represent the main shopping streets. It is lined with cafes, restaurants and shops but the entire historic center has life, sights and eateries tucked away in the side narrow streets. Villa Comunale is a civic park bursting with blooms and trees, a popular gathering spot for the citizens. Piazza Vittoria contains the Temple of Venus, or what remains of the ancient structure. The church of San Francesco has a cross-vaulted cloister that hosts concerts and art exhibitions. And don’t miss the Romanesque Duomo, the city’s cathedral that dates back to the 1400s. It has gorgeous doors with a fresco over the portal. It’s accompanying bell tower has a clock faced with maiolica tiles and there are ancient columns shoring up its base.