Territory

Castello di Venosa

At the center of Venosa stands the magnificent castle built by the Aragonese in 1470. The building, which resembles the Angevin Naples, has a regular aspect has a square, cylindrical corner towers and is surrounded by a wide moat . The characteristics angular towers , which have traditional upper battlements, guard armories while in the basement, as if to mark the detachment from life and light, prisons are located.
Inside a large central courtyard which overlooks the residential palace with ' elegant porch . Here took place worldly life sheltered from the upheavals and external threats. In the heart of the village, the manor is a unique specimen that contains pages of history and civilization engraved in large letters on this eternal stone book.

Castello di Venosa
Ginestra

Ginestra

This small village , situated on a hill with gentle slope, is built on the ruins of the ancient Lombard-mass, the Lombard city, destroyed by the Normans, and Albanian origin.
The delightful village of Ginestra is the perfect place to stroll in total peace breathing healthy air in an intimate atmosphere, the narrow streets, stairways and alleys on which runs the country's history.
Ginestra is located in the heart of the Vulture , the Apennine Lucano, surrounded by spectacular scenery . On the one hand, right in the slope that leads to Mount Vulture, you can admire a landscape dominated by vines and olive trees files , demonstrating the common vocation to the production of fine wine Aglianico Doc and excellent oil. On the other hand, you can be admired a picturesque view in which there are immense and golden expanses of wheat fields.

Monte VultureMaestoso vulcano spento e fonte di ricchezze naturali

majestic dormant volcano and a source of natural wealth Located on the border between Apulia and Basilicata, volcano up to the prehistoric period, the imposing mass of Mount Vulture, with its seven peaks, dominates the wide surrounding valley is able to offer all year round, fascinating landscape postcards.
Covered by thick chestnut groves and lush vineyards that make this mountain, the cradle of full-bodied red wine Aglianico, the Vulture is the guardian of an extraordinary natural heritage and ancient stories of bandits who once walked its paths. More information

Monte Vulture
Laghi di Monticchio

Laghi di Monticchio

Located at the south western aquifer of Mount Vulture, occupy the craters of the old volcano. While communicating with each other, the lakes have a different color: the Little Lake has a greenish the Great Lake olive green.
The two lakes are located within the Regional Natural Reserve of Lake Small Monticchio and are surrounded by several woods of pines, firs, chestnuts and beeches. The environment, as well, green and unspoiled allows this area to become a sought-after destination , to visit especially in summer seasons . This destination is perfect for all those who love relaxation and healthy walks immersed in nature, but it is also for all those who have an adventurous spirit. More information

Castello di Melfi

Dominated from the beautiful castle, particularly beautiful at sunset when it is made even more charming by a spectacular lighting, Melfi is one of the oldest and most charming towns of Lucania whose roots lie in ancient times. The Melfi Castle is located on a hill of volcanic origin and dominates both the old town and all the new residential area. It still has the walls that held, in a compact and impenetrable defense around the city borough of the time. Today Melfi is one of the Vulture-Melfese centers and is one of the preferred destinations for lovers of history and archeology could shelter inside the castle, the National Archaeological Museum of Melfi "Massimo Pallottino". More information

Castello di Melfi
Castello di Lagopesole

Castello di Lagopesole

Dominating the lush Vitalba Valley, it stands on a hill about 700 m above sea level with its magnificent fortress, Castel Lagopesole, charming, historic village in the municipality of Avigliano, ancient hunting residence of Frederick II.
Like every village with an ancient castle, Castel Lagopesole is also a mystery of ancient legends and ideas inciting to fascinate. Today as in the past remains intact the beauty of a timeless village. More information

I Sassi di Matera

The Sassi of Matera is a unique example in the world of rock settlement . I'm a city fully carved in the rock , a set of caves superimposed on each other. Since the dawn of civilization until the twentieth century, in the Sassi, man has always lived in the cave. The caves have changed shape, they have evolved by adapting to esigense of their inhabitants, but have always distinguished the existence of Matera. That's why the Sassi represent a work of art to the realization of which was attended by hundreds of thousands of artists united by one goal: to live on what nature gave them and make a roof under which to live.

I Sassi di Matera

The whole rock town consists of the districts (Sasso) Caveoso , (Sasso) Barisano and Civita . Along the many lanes you can linger to see the numerous ruestri churches, ancient kilns, the drainage system and rainwater collection system that is an important example of how the man managed to live in places lacking of water,exploiting the ingenuity and elaborating a creative and efficient system.

Maratea

Maratea

A "pearl" set in the Gulf of Policastro , overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Maratea is a place by the versatile landscapes, the scents of sea and flowers that cover it in every corner of rocks caressed by the sun to the point of creating brilliant lighting effects. Dominating the beautiful landscape, situated on a spur of the ' old village of Maratea, enriched with doorways and alleys, arches and eighteenth century buildings, caves, coastal towers, and, among others, a cozy and intimate square. The old town offers a rich concentration of historic buildings, including places of worship, Maratea for this reason is also called "the city of 44 churches".

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