Calvera

In the northern area of the Park stands the small village of Calvera, located on the slopes of Monte Mancino. Calvera is a small village surrounded by greenery, in an extraordinary landscape, where we can breathe healthy air and enjoy panoramic views that allow us to see the peaks of the Pollino…

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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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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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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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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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Francavilla in Sinni

Francavilla in Sinni, a thriving centre enclosed between Sinni and Frida, features the interesting Mother Church from the fifteenth century placed on the end of the main street, dedicated to Saints Felice and Policarpo. Among the places of interest, the Charterhouse of San Nicola, just outside the…

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Latronico

Located at the entrance to the Sinni Valley, at the foot of Monte Alpi, lies the municipality of Latronico, known above all for its spa, frequented, according to some testimonies, since the 19th century. Archaeological research conducted in the early part of the twentieth century has brought to…

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Noepoli

The village of Noepoli is located close to an ancient enotrian-Lucanian settlement, along the crest line of a hill. The Parish church, dating back to the 16th century, preserves a 12th century capital, a 15th century baptismal font made of stone and a wooden crucifix from the same period. The…

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Rotonda

From Castelluccio Inferiore, in about 15 minutes, we reach Rotonda, the village that houses the headquarters of the Park Authority. The village has a fairly clear subdivision, with a medieval core with the castle and a more recent area located at a lower level. Among the alleys of the village…

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San Costantino Albanese

A tiny little town of Arbëresh (Greek-Albanian) origins, it is one of the villages of Basilicata that belong to the area of the Pollino National Park. Today it is particularly known for the Flight of the Eagle, a hang gliding and zip wire experience mixed together for up to four people that allows…

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San Giorgio Lucano

San Giorgio is a hilltop town found south west of Rotondella on the outskirts of the Pollino National Park surrounded by dense forest. Built in 1534 by Albanian immigrants, San Giorgio Lucano was a place of refuge for those escaping from Muslim occupation, before later becoming part of the feud of…

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San Paolo Albanese

Just like San Costantino, it is a small town of Arbëresh (Greek-Albanian) origins within the Pollino National Park.The village retains strong links with the Albanian language and the Byzantine rites which can be seen in the customs, weddings and festivals of the village.The celebration of the Holy…

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San Severino Lucano

Returning to the provincial road number 4 we reach San Severino Lucano, whose name derives from the Sanseverino, a well-known family of feudal lords of the fifteenth century. The centre is characterised by the sixteenth century Mother Church, which preserves the statue of the Madonna di Pollino,…

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Senise

On the outskirts of the Pollino National Park, Senise is famous for the ‘Senise pepper’, a well- known local ingredient, and also for the nearby dam which is the largest clay dam in Europe. The artificial Lake of Senise offers a variety of water sports including rowing, canoeing and sailing through…

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Teana

The origins of Teana can be traced back to the ancient Magna Graecia: according to legend, the name Teana derives from the wife of Pythagoras, Tegana, who resided here during the summer. Teana, a village where one of the most popular carnivals in Basilicata takes place every year, hosts a notable…

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Terranova di Pollino

The village of Terranova di Pollino, one of the most characteristic on the Lucan side, is considered by many to be the Gate of the Park, both for its strategic position and for the peculiarities of the inhabited centre. The village is characterised by the Church of San Francesco da Paola, patron…

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Valsinni

This village is situated in the valley of the river Sinni on the hilltop. It has the ruins of an Acropolis which can be seen arranged in staggered rows with a water source. It also has the Literary Park of Isabella Morra, a renowned poet.The park was established in 1993 and extends over the places…

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Viggianello Basilicata

Viggianello

Viggianello, whose inhabited area develops close to a rocky ridge of Monte Serra, is considered a strategic point from which various paths originate to explore the evocative woods that climb up to reach the great peaks of the Park. The village is characterised by the Sanseverino Castle: built in…

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