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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Campomaggiore

The first contact with the village of Campomaggiore is with the unique and evocative ruins of the original nucleus of the village, Campomaggiore Vecchio, which was destroyed by a landslide in 1885 and is located a few km away from the new settlement. Known today as “City of utopia”,…

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Cancellara

Lying on the top of a mountain, it looks like a nativity scene to those who meet it for the first time. Ancient huts leaning against each other huddle around the baronial castle, leaving room for narrow streets that wind their way through the architectural beauties of the place, guiding the visitor…

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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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Castelgrande

Perched on one of the hills of the Lucanian Apennines, there are numerous natural and cultural attractions that make this small medieval village evocative and interesting. Ancient stately buildings, such as Palazzo Ciancio dating back to 1600 and characterised by a splendid Baroque style door,…

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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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Castelmezzano

Among the most characteristic villages of the Lucanian mountains and the “most beautiful villages in Italy”, Castelmezzano owes its fame not only to the stupendous scenery offered by the Little Lucanian Dolomites but also to the attraction created there: “The flight of the…

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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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