Distance from Potenza: 32 km
Distance from Matera: 121 km
Altitude: 650 m amsl
Postal code: 85020
Inhabitants: 3264 (Filianesi)
Commune in the province of Potenza
This village has a peculiar structure with a central core and 35 smaller villages spread into 7 main areas. Its name probably comes from ‘spinning of wool’, a wide-spread activity because of the several sheep farming places.
The Church of Santa Maria del Rosario, built in 1830, has one nave and a marble altar.
Just outside the village some rock paintings were found, representing hunts in ochre colours, and showing that this area was already lived in during pre-history.
Filiano is famous for its very good cheeses, in particular the ‘pecorino’, which is very well appreciated.
Viale I Maggio snc
85020 - Filiano (PZ)
Tel.: 0971 1835137
Sito internet: www.prolocofiliano.it
ANNO INIZIO ATTIVITA': 1987
ORARI: lun-mar-giov-ven 9:30-12:30 e 16:00-19:00; mer 16:00-19:00; sab 9:30-12:30