Abriola

Romantic, gathered on the top of one of the mountains of the Lucanian Apennines, this village stands out at over 900 m above sea level and is characterised by steep streets that make their way among houses clinging to the rock, suddenly opening to breathtaking views. It is the village of San…

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Accettura

Accettura is a hilltop town south east of Tricarico located in the Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato e delle Dolomiti Lucane. Due to its location the town has striking views and offers visitors the chance to walk through the park and enjoy the wildlife that it holds.The town is famed for its…

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Acerenza

It is one of Italy's most beautiful villages and "Cathedral city". The ancient Acheruntia, inhabited since the 6th century BC, mentioned by the latin poet Horace, overlooks the river Bradano valley. The historic past of Acerenza, roman town first, then norman and finally renaissance, is visible in…

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Albano di Lucania

The picturesque village of Albano di Lucania is positioned above Monte San Leonardo, one of the reliefs of the Lucanian Dolomites, from which it dominates the entire valley carved by the Basento river. Nestled between the Rocca del Cappello and the Sedia del Diavolo, huge monoliths that dominate…

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Aliano

Aliano is a hill top town south west of Craco famed for its peculiar houses made only of raw clay and set in the beautiful clay landscape known as the Calanchi or ‘lunar landscape’. The cliff faces are made from white clay and sand which reach immense heights, and the surrounding valleys are…

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Anzi

Of ancient origin, the village of Anzi rises on Mount Santa Maria. Here is kept the fourth largest “Poliscenic Nativity” in Europe, made in 1997 by Antonio Vitulli, in plaster and recycled materials, which reproduces all the most beautiful views of Basilicata. Among the places of…

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Armento

Over the years, the territory of Armento has returned evidence of ancient settlements: interesting ceramic finds that indicate the presence of a school of potters around the fifth century B.C In all likelihood, the name of the town derives from “armiento“, land destined for pastures. In…

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Atella

Situated just west of Venosa, excavations at Atella have revealed evidence of prehistoric elephant hunting; it is thought that a particular hunting technique involving bogging an elephant down in thick mud was used.Worth a visit are the Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo which has a cave church…

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Avigliano

A small village enlivened by architectures from different periods, unmistakable dialects and flavours and made unique by the traces left by illustrious personalities such as the multifaceted Emanuele Gianturco, a well-known jurist and politician to whom a bronze monument located in the homonymous…

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Balvano

On a spur in the centre of the village stand the ruins of the Girasole castle, from the 10th century. Built by the Normans, it underwent several changes over time. Around the fortress there are small houses with bright colours and chimneys with a particular shape, interrupted in their sequence only…

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Banzi

It was born in the centre of the Bradano Valley and is surrounded, like the rest of the Vulture, by the charm of history. Seat of the oldest abbey of Basilicata, Benedictine and dedicated to Saint Mary dating back to the 9th century, of which the remains are still visible today, boasts a…

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Baragiano

Immersed in the woods of Turkey oaks, beeches and firs in the heart of the Marmo Melandro, Baragiano is a real treasure trove of archaeological finds collected mostly in the well-known Basileus Archaeological Park where we can visit the tomb of the king of the Peuketiantes, buried with weapons, and…

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Barile

It is one of the towns of Arbëreshë origin in Basilicata, whose origins are still reflected today in the traditions and architecture of the historic centre, made up of arches, portals, alleys and buildings attributable to the Albanian influence. A remarkable landmark is the Steccato Fountain, built…

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Bella

The place has pre-Norman origins and over the years has been the subject of numerous dominations, the traces of which today make this village a treasure chest of evocative works, made even more fascinating by the green and bucolic setting that surrounds them. The small centre boasts portals dating…

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Bernalda

Bernalda is a hilltop town located in the province of Matera between two rivers, the Bradano and Basento. The plateau was originally settled by the Greeks, until the 15th century it was known as ‘Camarda’, reflecting the need of the inhabitants to live close to the lands they…

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Brienza

A delightful medieval village dominated by the Caracciolo castle, immersed in the naturalistic landscapes of the Lucanian Apennines Val D’Agri Lagonegrese. The road leading to the manor is quite unique, characterised by many round arches that frame one of the many alleys of the town. Here,…

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Brindisi di Montagna

Just east of Potenza, the town of Brindisi di Montagna is close to the Grancia Park which has a large, modern amphitheatre, a popular destination for lovers of opera and music. La Storia Bandita is performed every summer with a cast of over 400 local volunteers.The story depicts one of the most…

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Calciano

The gateway to the Regional Park of Gallipoli Cognato and the Piccole Dolomiti Lucane (Little Lucanian Dolomites), Calciano is located on a hill among oak forests. In the small town, among the religious buildings, we find the Mother Church of San Giovanni Battista adorned with works of art such as…

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Calvello

Calvello is a hilltop town located on the edge of the Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Lucano Val d’Agri-Lagonegrese and is well known for being a fairy tale town in winter. Located on the mountain, the town gets covered with snow in the coldest months making it a pretty place to visit, while…

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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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