APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Barile

Info
istance from Potenza: 45 km

Distance from Matera: 106 km

Altitude: 600 amsl m

Postal code: 85022

Inhabitants: 3416 (Barilesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

The name of this village probably comes from ‘barrale’ or ‘barrelium’, a duty put on sheep. Barile could also be a reference to its coat of arms which represents a barrel and a bunch of grapes, testifying the production of the Aglianico wine. Cellars hollowed out in the tuff are still used to let wine mature.

The heritage of this village is composed of the Main Church of the ‘Madonna delle Grazie’, in which some masterpieces of the XV century are kept; S. Nicola’s Church, dating to 1780; and the ‘Fontana dello Steccato’, dating to 1793 and richly decorated.

At Easter time, the cultural heritage of Barile is enriched by the representation of the ‘Via Crucis’, with its characteristic scenes and costumes, which give it a strong folk character.

Amministrazione Comunale

85022 - Via Roma
Tel. 0972 648219 - Fax 0972 648217
E-mail: comunedibarile@virgilio.it

Pro Loco di Barile

Corso V. Emanuele, 28
85022 - Barile (PZ)
Tel.: 0972 770771 - Fax: 0972 770771
E-mail: info@prolocobarile.it
Sito internet: www.prolocobarile.it

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