Castelmezzano is located close to the village of Pietrapertosa within the Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato e delle Dolomiti Lucane, south east of Potenza.
Castelmezzano is one of the highest villages in Basilicata with clusters of houses perched precariously on its narrow ledges which drop sharply away into the gorge below.The village offers evocative panoramas and is rich in history and tradition. One of its colourful festivals takes place in September – the Marriage of the Trees.
In the village itself is the Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell’Olmo which dates back to the 13th century and hosts a precious 14th century wooden statue of the Madonna with Child, known as ‘Madonna of the Elm’.The Madonna delle Grazie Chapel is also worth visiting and a beautiful Baroque altar can be found here.You
can also visit the ruins of the ancient city walls and the historic castle, Castrum Medianum.

Castrum Medianum (Castle in the Middle)
This is a Norman castle which was built after occupation by the Lombards, and it was from its name that the town derived its own.Tourists can now visit what is left of the castle; the ruins of its walls and a flight of stairs where people can get a high viewpoint of the surrounding area.

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