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 with gigate specimens of columnar oaks up to thirty meters high, part of the Gallipoli Cognato Piccole Dolomiti Lucane park, in which the landscapes change radically with lush forests and sharp rocky peaks. In the inhabited center it is certainly worth visiting the Mother Church dedicated to the Assumption, whose original nucleus dates back to the seventeenth century even if it was built on a previous building. Inside it houses valuable works of art such as a 1520 polyptych by Simone da Firenze and a painting depicting Sant’Anna standing with the Madonna made at the beginning of the 15th century by a Neapolitan master who in his painting shows Nordic influences. Very impressive is also the eighteenth-century ashlar facade of the church of Sant’Antonio, founded together with the convent to which it belongs, in the late fifteenth century, which houses, among other artistic works, a Madonna and Child painted by Antonio Stabile in 1580.

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