Distance from Potenza: 66 km
Distance from Matera: 25 km
Altitude: 460 m amsl
Postal code: 75016
Inhabitants: 4517 (Pomaricani)
Commune in the province of Matera
The town is very old, as the discovery of archaeological finds dating from the Greek-Hellenistic period proves. It was initially dominated by the Normans, then by the Angevins when it became a feud of the Abbey of Montescaglioso.
Its name seems to come from the Latin word ‘Pomarium’ meaning orchard.
‘Palazzo Marchesale’, which dominates the town, is very interesting from an artistic point of view due to its typically eighteenth century structure.
Of particular interest are the church of San Michele, with a façade in Baroque style, and the church of Sant'Antonio da Padova, where it is possible to admire Baroque altars, a XVIII century marble frontal, important canvases dating from the XVI and the XVII century and an engraved wooden choir by the Monk Angelo di Laurenzana.
Vines, olive trees and fig trees are grown in the area around the town.
75016 - Corso Garibaldi, 6
Tel. 0835 751911 - Fax 0835 751932