APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Bella

Info
Distance from Potenza: 45 km

Distance from Matera: 143 km

Altitude: 635 m amsl

Postal code: 85051

Inhabitants: 5815 (Bellesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

Bella is a small village that was created in the Middle Ages. It grew from the Norman-Swabian period, up to the Renaissance.

The XVII has been a century of poverty, because of famines and damages caused by earthquakes. In the following century, the village has started growing again. The history of the XIX century is connected to that of the brigands.

In the village there is an Aragon Castle, dating back to the year 1000, but completed in 1567.After several changes and renovations, the portal and two of the four towers are all that is left of the first structure.

The Main Church of the Assunta has a nave and two aisles. Inside, there is a canvas representing the ‘Assunzione, Santi ed Angeli’ of the XVIII century, a baptismal font, of the XVI century, and the high altar in multicoloured marble.

In the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, of the XI-XVIII centuries, are some frescos and a polyptych of the XVI century.

Amministrazione Comunale

85051 - Corso Italia
Tel. 0976 803211 - Fax 0976 803230
E-mail: urp.bella@tiscali.it

Pro Loco "Il Borgo" di Bella

Corso Italia
85051 - Bella (PZ)
Tel.: 0976 3518
Cell.: 320 8644682
E-mail: prolocoilborgo@virgilio.it
ANNO INIZIO ATTIVITA': 2000
POSIZIONE: centro
ORARI: 17:00-20:00