Rende is a town and comune in Calabria, southern Italy, home to the headquarters of the University of Calabria. It has a population of about 35,000, or more than 60,000 if the university students living there are taken into account.
It is divided in two parts: the old town, which is stands on a high hill, and the modern area, on level ground, which is part of the urban area of Cosenza and is the centre of the city's economy.
Rende has several attractions, including the biggest shopping mall in Southern Italy
, called Metropolis, and the Robinson Park, the most popular recreational park in the whole urban area of Cosenza. The city has two museums, the Museo Civico di Rende and the Museo del Presente, as well as the Orto Botanico dell'Università della Calabria, a botanical garden.