APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Marsicovetere

Info
Distance from Potenza: 42 km

Distance from Matera: 126 km

Altitude: 800 m amsl

Postal code: 85050

Inhabitants: 4649 (Marsicoveteresi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This is a small village of Roman origins: some ruins of this ancient civilisation still remain. Its name comes from a colony of ‘Marsi’, ancient population native of ‘Marsica’, an area in Abruzzo. These people came down to the Agri Valley, looking for a place where to settle. Marsico became a county in the year 1000 and then a fief under several lords.

It has a scenic position. Three smaller villages are also part of it: ‘Villa d’Agri’, with well-developed trading activities, ‘Barricelle’ and ‘Galaino’, with small farming activities. In the village there is the Main Church of the SS. Pietro e Paolo, with a wooden sculpture of the XIV century, representing the ‘Madonna col Bambino’, two stone lions supporting a stoup of the XVI century and some canvases of Neapolitan school of the XVIII century.

In the old part of the village there are several palaces, such as ‘Palazzo Piccininni’, with a stone portal and an arcaded loggia.

Amministrazione Comunale

85050 - Via Costa Inferiore, 3
Tel. 0975 69033 - Fax 0975 69271
E-mail: delegazionevdagri@tiscali.it
Web: www.comunemarsicovetere.it

Pro Loco di Villa D'Agri

Piazza Zecchettin - Villa D'Agri
85050 - Marsicovetere (PZ)
Tel.: 0975 352203 - Fax: 0975 354269
Cell.: 338 4583505
E-mail: pro-locovilladagri@hotmail.it
Sito internet: www.prolocovilladagri.it

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