APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Montemurro

Info
Distance from Potenza: 64 km

Distance from Matera: 107 km

Altitude: 723 m amsl

Postal code: 85053

Inhabitants: 1510 (Montemurresi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

The origins of this village date back to the destruction of Grumentum, when the refugees from this town looked for shelter in the Agri Valley. Its name seems to come from ‘Castrum Montis Murri’, later changed into ‘Montemurro’. In the Middle Ages this village belonged to several noble families. In 1907 a landslide forced many of its inhabitants to emigrate.

In the higher part of the village there are the Franciscan Church and the Convent of Sant’Antonio (1635). In the Convent there are several frescos representing episodes in the lives of Sant’Antonio and San Francesco. Inside the Church there are a wooden frame with a canvas dating from 1666, a painting representing the Natività (1700) and a Pietà (1800).

This village is famous for being the birthplace of the poet Leonardo Sinisgalli.

This area is surrounded by evocative woods where in autumn chestnuts and several kinds of mushrooms can be found.

Amministrazione Comunale

85053 - P.zza Garibaldi
Tel. 0971 753010 - Fax 0971 753411
E-mail: utc.solimando@tiscali.it

Pro Loco di Montemurro

Largo Sant'Antonio, 1
85053 - Montemurro (PZ)
Tel.: 0971 753554 - Fax: 0971 753411
Cell.: 342 8249023
ANNO INIZIO ATTIVITA': 2004
POSIZIONE: centro