Aliano

Aliano is a hill top town south west of Craco famed for its peculiar houses made only of raw clay and set in the beautiful clay landscape known as the Calanchi or ‘lunar landscape’. The cliff faces are made from white clay and sand which reach immense heights, and the surrounding valleys are…

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Ferrandina

Ferrandina rises near the Basento river, around which the gentle landscapes of the Matera hills open up, and is a true architectural masterpiece with narrow-faced white houses, one next to the other and piled one on top of the other. The profile of the inhabited area that develops in length is…

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Garaguso

The origins of Garaguso are very ancient, so much so that according to findings and studies it seems that the locality was already inhabited in the proto-historic and then Lucanian times. Among the most important finds, there is the one called Temple of Garaguso, a sculptural work in marble now…

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Gorgoglione

A village on the Matera hill, it boasts very ancient origins, as evidenced by various archaeological finds. Of its past in the settlement, it is possible to observe the remains of castle built at the behest of the Della Marra family. Among the places of worship, we can admire the Mother Church of…

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Grassano

Grassano is known as the village of cribs for being the birthplace of master Franco Artese, a well-known Lucanian crib artist who has exhibited his works all over the world. The artistic nativity scene of the master from Grassano is kept inside Palazzo Materi, one of the best preserved noble…

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Irsina

Named Montepeloso until 1895, the town has ancient origins, as evindenced by the numerous archaelogical finds dating back to the Greek-Roman period, discovered along with an important rock settlement found at the entrance of the village. These findings were brought to light by Michele Janora, to…

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Miglionico

Perched on top of a hill, the town of Miglionico is spreads around the outstanding Castello del Malconsiglio. The castle, dating back to the 8th- 9th- century, is flanked by six towers and overlooks the entire Bradano valley. The castle's name derives from the bloodthirsty cospiracy made by the…

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Montescaglioso

A town of great interest for its history and landscape, Montescaglioso hosts the splendid 7th-century Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo, considered one of the most significant monuments in Basilicata. Spread across three floors, with the lower level consisting of rock-hewn cellars, the building rises…

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Stigliano

Stigliano stands on a ridge at about 900 meters above sea level which dominates all around and which represents the extreme northern limit of the Calanchi (badlands) area. From it, in fact, suggestive excursions can start to discover the nearby Bosco di Montepiano, eight hundred hectares covered…

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Tricarico

The outline of a 27 metres high, ancient Norman tower dominates the houses of the ancient village of Tricarico, first Lombard, then Saracen, Byzantine and finally Norman stronghold. From the top of the village, the convent of S. Chiara stands out from the horizon, immersed in spirituality. Its…

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