Armento

Over the years, the territory of Armento has returned evidence of ancient settlements: interesting ceramic finds that indicate the presence of a school of potters around the fifth century B.C In all likelihood, the name of the town derives from “armiento“, land destined for pastures. In…

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Corleto Perticara

The town, together with Moliterno and Montemurro, was an active liberal centre in the scenario of the Lucan insurrection: on 16 August 1860 a liberation committee was appointed in Corleto, which declared the Bourbon dynasty fallen. Among the places of worship of the village, the Mother Church of…

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Gallicchio

Around Gallicchio we enter the lands of oil, with the boundless olive groves that extend throughout the lower Val d’Agri. The village stands on a cliff surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, as well as rocks dotted with caves, often used as agricultural deposits. Gallicchio also boasts a…

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Grumento Nova

Known, until 1932, as Saponara di Grumento, the village dominates the Agri Valley from above. This ancient settlement, built around the year 1000, welcomed refugees from the village of Grumentum below, destroyed by the Saracens a few decades earlier. In 1857, the serious earthquake that affected…

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Guardia Perticara

Guardia Perticara is a centre of ancient origins with testimonies that prove the presence of the Enotri in this territory already between the eighth and fifth centuries BC. In the village, which is part of the circuit of Most beautiful villages in Italy, not to be missed are the nineteenth century…

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Marsico Nuovo

Marsico Nuovo è un bel comune che sorge ai piedi del monte Volturino e incanta il suo visitatore per la posizione panoramica, aggrappato com’è a una rupe da cui lo sguardo spazia sull’alta valle dell’Agri, una delle più pittoresche e affascinanti dell’intera Basilicata. Raggiungerne il centro…

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Marsicovetere

Arroccato su costoni di roccia, in qualunque punto ci si disponga, Marsicovetere rapisce inevitabilmente il visitatore per i suoi panorami intatti che toccano l’anima. Il suo centro storico, con una storia di duemila anni, è uno dei più caratteristici della Basilicata, con l’aspetto in parte…

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Missanello

Surrounded by olive groves, Missanello stands on a hill overlooking the Val D’Agri. Famous for the production of extra virgin olive oil with a typical delicate taste given by the particular species of olives used, the majatica. Worth a visit are the castle of medieval origin and, among the…

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Moliterno

Moliterno, home of Giacomo Racioppi, Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina and Michele Tedesco, among others, is perched at 879 meters above sea level around its medieval castle: built under the domination of the Normans, the castle is adjacent to the Mother Church, built in the eighteenth century…

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Montemurro

With the seventeenth century churches of San Rocco, Assunta and the Convent of Sant’Antonio, Montemurro is one of the most evocative centres of the entire valley and is the home of poet Leonardo Sinisgalli. The Casa delle Muse, with its almost 200 square meters, offers the visitor the…

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Paterno

A predominantly agricultural centre, Paterno boasts ancient origins although it became a municipality only in 1973: between the stone age (Eneolithic) and the bronze age, between the fourteenth and eleventh centuries BC, the settlement was inhabited by transhumant shepherds. Among the main places…

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Roccanova

Roccanova, a small village also known as the “city of wine” since the renowned “Grottino di Roccanova”, awarded with the DOC label, was born in its territory. It is a centre of about 1500 inhabitants standing within the perimeter of the Val d ‘Agri. An ancient Norman…

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San Chirico Raparo

North east of Lauria, on the edge of the Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Lucano Val d’Agri, the beautiful town of San Chirico Raparo perches on a hilltop overlooking the river below and has a breathtaking view of the mountains around it. Near to the town is a stream which appears and disappears…

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San Martino D’Agri

It is a small village surrounded by nature, the ideal starting point for hikers who intend to reach the Murgia San Lorenzo and Monte Raparo. Built in the 10th century by Basilian monks, the main monument in this small centre is the Convent of Sant’Antonio dating back to 1512, with its church…

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Sant’Arcangelo

An important agricultural settlement of the Val d’Agri, Sant’Arcangelo has an interesting historical centre. The Mother Church, rebuilt in 1939, preserves a fifteenth-century baptismal font and a wooden statue depicting the Madonna and Child. Lower down in the village is the Church of…

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Sarconi

A centre with 1400 inhabitants, it is known for the delicious IGP bean that is produced in the surrounding fertile countryside and to which a festival is dedicated every year on 18 and 19 August, during which tasty dishes based on beans are prepared. Sarconi offers the visitor many inspirations,…

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Spinoso

The small historic centre of Soinoso, characterised by interesting eighteenth-century noble palaces, overlooks the Pertusillo Lake with the splendid scenery offered by the Sirino behind it. A place of interest is Piazza del Plebiscito, which overlooks the eighteenth century Palazzo Delfino, while…

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Tramutola

Accessible directly from the “SS598 – Fondovalle dell’Agri”, Tramutola is a village combining aspects of contemporary urban planning with ancient and evocative views. The historic centre hosts the Church della Trinità, a building dating back to 1166. Among the most important…

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Val D'Agri - Viggiano

Viggiano

Viggiano, which lies near the Parco Nazionale dell Appennino Lucano Val d’Agri-Lagonegrese, has many medieval buildings and decorated doorways depicting musical instruments as it was once known for harp making and other musical instruments. Viggiano is close to Grumentum, an important…

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