APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Tursi - St. Maria of Anglona

Info
Contrada Anglona
Tel. 0835 810002
E-mail: saveangelo@tiscali.it
Open: 08.00-12.00 and 16.00-19.00
Note well: visitable on request; on 8th September the Madonna di Anglona is celebrated

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This beautiful mediaeval shrine is especially important for being the only evidence concerning the disappeared town of Anglona, the most important in this area in the Middle Ages.

The church stands on a hill and is one of the most beautiful in Basilicata.

After being declared national monument in 1931, the ‘Soprintendenza per i Beni artistici’ (Monuments and Fine Arts Board) of Basilicata started extensive restoration work inside the church.

The inside frescoes are of great artistic interest; they are very beautiful and partly covered by stuccoes which have undermined the former splendour.

It is very difficult to date the origins of the church, which seem to be prior to 1100.