APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Matera - Tramontano Castle

Via Castello
APT Basilicata
Via Spine Bianche, 22 - 75100 Matera
Tel. 0835 331817 - 0835 331983
E-mail: [email protected]
Note well: it is not possible to visit the inside

The Tramontano Castle, whose erection began in the early XVI century for the will of Earl Giancarlo Tramontano (owner of these lands), was unfinished for his murder in 1515 by some rebel vassals.

Its original aim was to protect the town against enemies along its more exposed part. It is constituted by three keeps and a city wall that would have included maybe twelve towers of defence.

The main nucleus, which dominates a hill in the outskirts of Matera, descending towards the plain where the Bradano flows, presents two towers and a central mark, besides preserving the ditch and the entrance of the drawbridge.