APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Carbone

Info
Distance from Potenza: 134 km

Distance from Matera: 119 km

Altitude: 650 m amsl

Postal code: 85030

Inhabitants: 931 (Carbonesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This small village, that is part of the National Park of Pollino, was built in the IX century A.D. with the name of ‘Montedoro’ (golden mountain), because of its rich harvests. Its present name comes from the surname of the Abbot San Luca Carbone from Armento, who completed the building of the Monastery of Sant’Elia and Sant’Anastasio.

The Main Church, XVI century, is an interesting place, where you can see some canvases of the Neapolitan School, a silver reliquary of the XVI century, and some objects that were in the Monastery, no longer in existence now. In the Chapel of the ex-Convent of San Francesco there are some frescos from 1700 and a painting on wood representing the ‘Madonna con i Santi’ from 1500.

The old centre is characterised by some old palaces, such as ‘Palazzo Castello’, ‘Palazzo De Nigris’ and ‘Palazzo Castronuovo’.

The area around this village, surrounded by woods of chestnut trees, beeches and silver firs, is rich in pastures and, in the period from May to November, it is possible to find several kinds of mushrooms.

Amministrazione Comunale

85030 - Via Vittorio Veneto, 92/A
Tel. 0973 578023 - Fax 0973 573907
E-mail: comune.carbone@tiscali.it
Web: www.comune.carbone.pz.it

Pro Loco di Carbone

C.da Pampanara
85030 - Carbone (PZ)
Cell.: 338 3199002
E-mail: mariochio@libero.it
ANNO INIZIO ATTIVITA': 2007
POSIZIONE: periferia
APERTURA: annuale
ORARI: 16:00-18:00