Basilicata, a unique cultural journey

Castles and museums of different styles and flairs, as well as literary parks and art galleries are part of the outstanding artistic, historical and cultural heritage of Basilicata. Lose the sense of time exploring the castles of the Emperor…

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THE NORMAN CASTLE OF MELFI

This impressive Norman castle is the symbol of Melfi; its story is linked to that of important residents and leading figures who have inhabited, over the centuries, this charming village cradled at the foot of Mount Vulture. Commissioned by Robert…

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THE CASTLE OF VENOSA

Built between 1460 and 1470 upon the ruins of a Romanesque cathedral, today this impressive castle dominates the historical centre of Venosa, birthplace of one of the greatest Roman poets – Horace. Today part of the castle houses the National…

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LAGOPESOLE CASTLE

This castle was usually used by the great Roman Emperor Frederick II as a stopover for haunting, one of his main passions; it is also famous for being the chosen headquarters of Manfredi, son of the Emperor, who was called Stupor Mundi (the…

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ALIANO, THE LITERARY PARK DEDICATED TO “CARLO LEVI”

Each corner of Aliano narrates the story of the Italian writer Carlo Levi, who spent his exile in the village between 1935 and 1936, after being arrested as a result of his involvement with anti-fascist movements. Visitors who want to discover and…

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VALSINNI, THE LITERARY PARK OF ISABELLA MORRA

The Literary Park of Isabella Morra extends over the places linked to the life and soul of the poet Isabella Morra, who was born and died in the castle of this romantic village, commemorating and almost materialising the bond between these places…

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TURSI, THE “ALBINO PIERRO” LITERARY PARK

Established in the home town of Albino Pierro, the Park is dedicated to this dialect poet who was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. “How am I to do  my Madonna, / as I do? /I've left the country / which gave me the breath…

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NATIONAL LIBRARY OF POTENZA

Located in Via del Gallitello, one of the main arterial routes of Potenza, the capital of Basilicata, the National Library boasts an extensive collection of 300.000 items, 800 old newspaper titles and 400 modern newspapers. The library holds and…

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THE PINACOTECA PROVINCIALE OF POTENZA

Located near the Provincial Archaeological Museum, in the old town district of Santa Maria, the Pinacoteca Provinciale of Potenza (Potenza public art gallery) houses very interesting exhibitions. Currently you can visit the temporary exhibition of…

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POTENZA: THE CITY GALLERY AND CAPPELLA DEI CELESTINI

Included among the most important exhibition spaces of the regional capital, thanks to their significant architectural and historical value, they are both located within the art historical and splendid building of Palazzo Loffredo. The building that…

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PINACOTECA D’ERRICO IN PALAZZO SAN GERVASIO

In 2014, the Pinacoteca D’Errico celebrated its centenary. The Pinacoteca is located in Palazzo San Gervasio, in the rooms chosen by Camillo D’Errico, a noble Lucanian patron and passionate collector, to host his own collection. The exhibition is…

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