The Government Building of Cosenza, was built in classical style between 1844 and 1847. Today it is the head office of the Province of Cosenza. It was built on the foundations of a monastery, dedicated to Santa Maria di Costantinopoli. Inside there are several frescoes that depict important historical figures. Four of these are of particular importance, they depict Federico II, Ruggero d’Altavilla, Dante and Machiavelli.