A journey through Carlo Levi’s literature

Aliano is a little village located in one of the most unusual, scenic, magical and spiritual places of Basilicata. The surrounding clay landscape is characterised by naturally-eroded gullies and ravines, typical of this part of the region. This is the rough, “moon-like landscape of Calanchi”, described in Carlo Levi’s book, “Christ stopped at Eboli”. During his exile, Levi fell in love with the village of Aliano so much that, before dying, he asked to be buried in the village’s cemetery. In Aliano there is a literary park dedicated to Carlo Levi: a journey through some of the key places linked to the writer, who spent eight months in the village after being banished by the fascists in 1935.


Parco Letterario “Carlo Levi”

Via Martiri d’Ungheria, 1
Tel. 0835 568529 – 0835 568038
Fax 0835 568900

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