APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 84 km

Distance from Matera: 90 km

Altitude: 732 m amsl

Postal code: 85010

Inhabitants: 1035 (Gallicchiesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This village is situated on a hill in the River Agri Valley. In the past it was in an area called ‘Gallicchio Vetere’.

After its destruction by the Saracens, the few inhabitants who escaped the disaster found refuge on the rocks of the ‘Fosso dei Monaci’, creating what is now Gallicchio. This village was owned by several feudal lords up to the Barons Attolini, whose imposing ‘Palazzo Baronale’ is in the village.

Its name seems to come from ‘Galli ictus’, that in Latin means ‘cock that throws’. The town’s coat of arms is a cock holding an arrow, ready to throw it.

Inside the Church of the Madonna del Carmine there is a painting representing the ‘Madonna del Carmine’, 1613, and a fresco of Sant’Anna and the Holy Virgin. The area around is rich with vineyards and olive groves that offer very good wine and high quality oil.

Amministrazione Comunale

85010 - Via Papa Giovanni XXIII
Tel. 0971 752388 - Fax 0971 752390
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.gallicchio.pz.it

Pro Loco di Gallicchio

Piazza Umberto I
85010 - Gallicchio (PZ)
Tel.: 0971 752388 - Fax: 0971 752390
Cell.: 328 3324401
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocogallicchio.it
NOTE: sede operativa presso casa comunale sita in Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 23.