Campomaggiore

The first contact with the village of Campomaggiore is with the unique and evocative ruins of the original nucleus of the village, Campomaggiore Vecchio, which was destroyed by a landslide in 1885 and is located a few km away from the new settlement. Known today as “City of utopia”,…

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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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Carbone

Carbone, a small village at 690 meters above sea level, has a building characterised by small stone buildings, in line with the original layout. In the lower part of the village there is the former Convent of San Francesco, while the ruins of the Basilian Monastery of Ss. Elia and Anastasio, from…

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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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Castelluccio Inferiore

Castelluccio Inferiore, ancient fief of the Sanseverino family, features in Largo San Nicola the Mother Church dedicated to St. Nicola di Mira, which preserves a canvas depicting the Madonna of the Rosary, a painting with the Last Supper, an ancient baptismal font and some eighteenth-century…

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Castelluccio Superiore

Castelluccio Inferiore and Castelluccio Superiore, which once formed a single village, have been divided into two distinct municipalities since 1813. Castelluccio Superiore, perched on the steep slopes of the Cozzo Pastano, dominates the underlying Mercure Valley in the middle of the Pollino Park.…

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Castelmezzano

Among the most characteristic villages of the Lucanian mountains and the “most beautiful villages in Italy”, Castelmezzano owes its fame not only to the stupendous scenery offered by the Little Lucanian Dolomites but also to the attraction created there: “The flight of the…

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Castelsaraceno

Castelsaraceno, whose name derives from Castrum Saracenum (Saracen stronghold), rises at 916 meters above sea level, on the northern slopes of Mount Alpi. Set in an area rich in woods, it features a Baronial palace from the fifteenth century and the seventeenth century Church di Santo Spirito that…

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Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea

Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea is the birthplace of the ascetic Andrea, from the Theatine congregation, canonised in 1712 by Pope Clement XI. Near the square we find the Palazzo Marchesale, the seventeenth century Mother Church and the Chapel of Sant’Andrea, erected where the Saint’s…

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Cersosimo

Cersosimo is a small village with 637 inhabitants that rises in a truly appreciable landscape, from which the village emerges, characterised by a Parish church from the XV-XVI century, some remains of the Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli dating back to the 15th century and several noble…

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Chiaromonte

Rich in interesting archaeological areas that have allowed splendid finds to be brought back to light, the territory of Chiaromonte dominates the Sinni valley with valuable buildings erected starting from the fourteenth century, such as the Palazzo di Giura (characterised by a cylindrical…

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Cirigliano

Along the Sauro stream surrounded by dense woods, Cirigliano rises on a hill. The village is characterised by the shape of its castle, with the adjoining Chapel of the Addolorata, built at the end of the sixteenth century by the Formica, feudal lords of the time. The origins of Cirigliano can…

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Colobraro

The village stands on a hill from which it dominates the entire Agri valley, so much so that it is defined as the “sentinel of the Val d’Agri”. Built around the monastery of the Basilian monks of Santa Maria di Cironofrio, it was an ancient Basilian centre, which belonged to the…

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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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Craco

Regularly featuring in world listings of the top 10 ghost towns to visit, Craco is renowned for its haunting mystery and beauty. Despite very little being known about it, tombs dating to the 1st century were found in the Sant’Angelo area and it is assumed that an indigenous settlement was…

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Episcopia

Episcopia, easily reachable from the State Road Sinnica, features an evocative castle of Norman origin which rises on a rock spur. Near the castle there is the Church of San Nicola from the 16th century: although it has been remodelled from the original layout, it preserves a 16th-century canvas of…

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Fardella

The small village of Fardella, whose foundation dates back to 1690, is surrounded by a series of woods such as Serra Cerrone, Mesole and Piano di Molinaro. The inhabited centre features the Palazzo De Salvo and the eighteenth century Church of Sant’Antonio, with italian characteristic…

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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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Filiano

It is a small municipality in the north-western Apennines known for its pecorino cheese, a product that obtained the recognition of the protected designation of origin (PDO) in 2007. In addition to the food and wine aspects, there are also very prominent cave paintings found in Tuppo dei Sassi,…

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Forenza

The village of Forenza, with its charming, narrow streets and lovely views, can be found south of Venosa, close to the site of the ancient city of Forentum which is mentioned by historical writers such as Horace, Livy, Diodorus Siculus and Pliny. Also worth a visit are the Rock of San Biagio, a…

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