One of the most beautiful and historical villages of the Basilicata, already inhabited during the Stone Age and later developed on the top of the Acropolis, where today its most representative monuments is located: the norman Abbey of Saint Micheal Arcangel, which is one of the biggest and important ones in Italy. “Silentium sit vobis charum ut vivet non sit amarum” (be the silence dear to you so that living is not bitter): this is the inscription written around the fresco of Harpocrates, the god of silence in the ancient Egypt. What has this pagan god to do in a holy place like a benedectine abbey? Beyond discovering the local history, the anectodes, the life and the traditions linked to the monks and to the inhabitants of Montescaglioso inside and outside the monastery, the visit of this village offers you unique panorama views sweeping over Basilicata, Puglia and Calabria regions, without forgetting to stop in one of the olive mills or diaries after walking around the tiny alleys of the historical centre with its palaces, churches, squares and monuments.