APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 139 km

Distance from Matera: 105 km

Altitude: 794 m amsl

Postal code: 85032

Inhabitants: 2261 (Chiaromontesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

The area around this village is rich in archaeological finds and tombs containing metal objects of Etrurian and Greek production. Amongst them there is a treasure belonging to a princess.

This centre was probably founded in the VI century by some Greek refugees. It was destroyed several times by the invasions of the Visigoths and was damaged by the earthquake of the IX century. It was rebuilt in the X century. Many scholars think that its name comes from ‘Mons Clarus’ (Luminous Mountain), certainly because of its geographic position.

This village is characterised by many palaces, such as’ Palazzo Dolcetti’, ‘Palazzo Lauria’, ‘Palazzo Donadio’ and ‘Palazzo Di Giura’.

In the Church of San Giovanni (XII-XIII century) many wooden sculptures are kept. Not far from the village there is the Cistercian Abbey of ‘Santa Maria del Sagittario’, built in the XII century and suppressed at the beginning of last century.

Amministrazione Comunale

85032 - Via Garibaldi
Tel. 0973 571002 - Fax 0973 642222
E-mail: [email protected]

Pro Loco "Le Torri" - Chiaromonte

Via G. Di Giura, 4
85032 - Chiaromonte (PZ)
Cell.: 349 427 3992
E-mail: prol[email protected]
APERTURA: annuale
ORARI: 10:00-12:00 e 16:00-20:00
LINGUE PARLATE: inglese, francese

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