Abriola

Abriola

Romantic, gathered on the top of one of the mountains of the Lucanian Apennines, this village stands out at over 900 m above sea level and is characterised by steep streets that make their way among houses clinging to the rock, suddenly opening to breathtaking views. It is the village of San…

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Anzi

Of ancient origin, the village of Anzi rises on Mount Santa Maria. Here is kept the fourth largest “Poliscenic Nativity” in Europe, made in 1997 by Antonio Vitulli, in plaster and recycled materials, which reproduces all the most beautiful views of Basilicata. Among the places of…

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Avigliano

A small village enlivened by architectures from different periods, unmistakable dialects and flavours and made unique by the traces left by illustrious personalities such as the multifaceted Emanuele Gianturco, a well-known jurist and politician to whom a bronze monument located in the homonymous…

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Balvano

On a spur in the centre of the village stand the ruins of the Girasole castle, from the 10th century. Built by the Normans, it underwent several changes over time. Around the fortress there are small houses with bright colours and chimneys with a particular shape, interrupted in their sequence only…

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Banzi

It was born in the centre of the Bradano Valley and is surrounded, like the rest of the Vulture, by the charm of history. Seat of the oldest abbey of Basilicata, Benedictine and dedicated to Saint Mary dating back to the 9th century, of which the remains are still visible today, boasts a…

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Baragiano

Immersed in the woods of Turkey oaks, beeches and firs in the heart of the Marmo Melandro, Baragiano is a real treasure trove of archaeological finds collected mostly in the well-known Basileus Archaeological Park where we can visit the tomb of the king of the Peuketiantes, buried with weapons, and…

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Bella

The place has pre-Norman origins and over the years has been the subject of numerous dominations, the traces of which today make this village a treasure chest of evocative works, made even more fascinating by the green and bucolic setting that surrounds them. The small centre boasts portals dating…

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Brienza

A delightful medieval village dominated by the Caracciolo castle, immersed in the naturalistic landscapes of the Lucanian Apennines Val D’Agri Lagonegrese. The road leading to the manor is quite unique, characterised by many round arches that frame one of the many alleys of the town. Here,…

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Calvello

Calvello

Calvello is a hilltop town located on the edge of the Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Lucano Val d’Agri-Lagonegrese and is well known for being a fairy tale town in winter. Located on the mountain, the town gets covered with snow in the coldest months making it a pretty place to visit, while…

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Cancellara

Lying on the top of a mountain, it looks like a nativity scene to those who meet it for the first time. Ancient huts leaning against each other huddle around the baronial castle, leaving room for narrow streets that wind their way through the architectural beauties of the place, guiding the visitor…

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Castelgrande

Perched on one of the hills of the Lucanian Apennines, there are numerous natural and cultural attractions that make this small medieval village evocative and interesting. Ancient stately buildings, such as Palazzo Ciancio dating back to 1600 and characterised by a splendid Baroque style door,…

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Laurenzana

Inside the Appenino Lucano Val D’Agri Lagonegrese National Park, on an spur overhanging on one side, stands Laurenzana, well identified by the remains of the castle dating back to the 13th century. In the lower part of the village is the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine, while not far…

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Muro Lucano

It was born on a spur overlooking the Marmo Platano Valley and has a rather scenographic conformation: the houses leaning against each other recall a nativity scene. In the historic centre we can breathe the passage of history, from the Pianello district, where the Roman imprint is strong, to the…

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Oppido Lucano

Its name derives from “oppidum”, a fortified city, and suggests a certain solemnity that the visitor also finds in a series of architectural structures scattered in the streets, such as the old castle, once known as the “magnum castrum”, built between 1047 and 1051, whose…

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Pescopagano

It occupies the top of a cliff and, immersed in the most vivid and intense green, overlooks the entire Ofanto Valley, responding to that breathtaking panorama with touches of history and culture: neoclassical portals refine the village, while nobles palaces capture the curiosity of passers-by, such…

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Picerno

Situated west of Potenza, the picturesque Picerno is known as the Lioness of Lucania for its courageous fight during the Republican revolution of 1799. The key attraction of Picerno is the Parish Church of San Nicola di Bari with its beautifully decorated interior and depictive bronze doors. In…

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Pietragalla

The village of Pietragalla can be found just north of Potenza, surrounded by three hills. The Palmenti Park consists of about 200 caves once used for storing grapes and wine-making.The use of structures such as these is part of an ancient tradition of wine-making found throughout the…

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Pignola

This small village lies at 827 m above sea level, a few kilometres from Potenza. The place features mountains with ski facilities, forests where fauna and flora become a fairy tale and a natural oasis born on an idyllic lake (the Lake of Pantano) surrounded by cycle paths and hiking trails.…

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Ruoti

History counts it among the strongholds founded by the Romans and, later, rebuilt and fortified by the Lombards. The combination of history and nature is striking in this small Lucanian village, which is perched on a hill. Wild woods alternating with romantic vineyards irrigated by natural springs…

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San Chirico Nuovo

The numerous archaeological finds make this village authentic and evocative. Ancient, born in the sixth century BC, it expresses its beauty in the works of art kept in the Mother Church of San Nicola di Bari, in that of San Giovanni, in what remains of the three floors of the feudal castle, where…

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