APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Ginestra

Info
Distance from Potenza: 47 km

Distance from Matera: 99 km

Altitude: 675 m amsl

Postal code: 85020

Inhabitants: 725 (Ginestrini)

Commune in the province of Potenza

Until 1965, this village was part of Ripacandida. It was built in the upper basin of the Forra di Arcidiaconata. Its name comes from the plant of broom that grows all around.

The centre is known as Longobardamassa. It was destroyed by the Normans and was later, from 1482 to 1515, inhabited by several families of Albanian origin, who brought several cultural traditions, such as their dialect and their typical costume.

The Main Church, or Church of San Nicola, was built in the XVI century, while the Church of the Madonna di Costantinopoli was built in 1588. Inside it, there is a beautiful painting of the Madonna.

In this area cereals, olives and vines are cropped.

Amministrazione Comunale

85020 - Piazza Albania, 1
Tel. 0972 646002 - Fax 0972 646900
E-mail: comuneginestra@rete.basilicata.it
Web: www.comune.ginestra.pz.it

Pro Loco di Ginestra "Zhurian"

Via Mazzini, 9
85020 - Ginestra (PZ)
Tel.: 0972 646300 - Fax: 0972 646300
Cell.: 320 4307231
E-mail: proloco.ginestra@alice.it
ANNO INIZIO ATTIVITA': 1998
POSIZIONE: centro
APERTURA: stagionale (maggio-settembre)
ORARI: 9:00-14:00