APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Angevins and Aragonese

When Frederick II died in 1250, the war of succession was terrible and ended only eighteen years later, with Conrad of Swabia's defeat: Charles of Anjou was the winner and a long period of decline started for Basilicata.

The population had drastically decreased and the region was divided into huge feuds assigned to a couple of important families and to the Church, which, with its abbeys and bishops, began managing immense riches which allowed the construction of churches and monasteries all over the region.

In this period there was an ethnic clean-up which led to the expulsion of the Saracens, the Jews and the monks of the Greek rite.

When the Aragonese ascended the throne of Naples and a lot of immigrants escaping from the Eastern Empire, fallen under Turkish rule, arrived, Basilicata experienced a certain economic and demographic recovery.