The medieval hamlet of Calvello, surrounded by high, thickly wooded mountains, can be reached from Abrida, Marsico Vetere or Laurenzana through spectacular winding roads. Set at an altitude of 730 meters, it has been for centuries house of peasants and shepherds, as shown by the prominent sheep image in the town crest. Calvello is also well known, in Basilicata and elsewhere, for the production of artistic pottery. The first settlers were probably Lucanian people, the name Calvello, deriving from the latin words caro (meat) and vellus (wool), testifies the presence of Rome in the territory. At the feet of the borough stands the white, impressive structure of the XV Century Chiesa Madre (Mother Church) which hosts important paintings as Giovanni Battista il Giovane (Young John the Baptist), l’Ultima Cena (the Last Supper), la Madonna di Costantinopoli (the Virgin Mary of Constantinople), a work of the XVI Century florentine art school. The church of Santa Maria del Piano (XII Century) has two portals of Romanesque style, noteworthy frescoes, a XIX Century wooden Choir and a beautiful cloister aside. Five frescoes by Girolamo Todisco in 1616 welcome the visitors of the Santa Maria degli Angeli church. A graceful medieval bridge spans the Rio La Terra river. The “Centro Energia e Territorio” houses a photographic exhibition dedicated to oil prospecting. The surrounding mountain peaks allow very pleasant outings, a biking and walking track leads to Autiero.