Since March 2001, the halls of the Palazzo Ducale of Tricarico (ducal palace) have housed a significant collection of archaeological finds that testify to the important role as a strategic point in the road system, played by the Medio Basento area since the Archaic period. Rocco Scotellaro, was a famous poet to whom a documentation centre, set up in the former monumental complex of St. Francis of Assisi, is dedicated. In his homeland, strong and evocative evidence to the prolonged Arab presence can be found in the Saracena and Rabatana districts, intricate networks of city walls, terraced gardens, and towers.

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