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Satriano di Lucania - Site ‘Satriano Tower’

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It is not possible to visit this site because it is under repair.

Satriano Tower was built on a hill that was hard to climb, between Satriano and Tito. It is a high Tower, with a square basis, situated in the middle of the ruins of a deserted settlement.

Through the analysis of the fragments of ceramics found on the hillside, the scholars have dated the foundation of the first Satriano back to the period between the V and the VII century.

On this hill, known as the Satriano Tower, now on the border between the territory of Satriano and that of Tito, there are several historical layers, starting from the Iron Age to the end of the Middle Ages.

A legend says that the cruel Queen Giovanna II, sister of the king Ladislao, had a young companion brought from Terlizzi, in Puglia, with an armed escort.

When the squad passed through Satriano, the noble woman was kidnapped because of her beauty. Queen Giovanna II ordered a cruel revenge. The settlement was destroyed by a dreadful fire, which left only the Tower and some walls.


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