APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 106 km

Distance from Matera: 140 km

Altitude: 450 m amsl

Postal code: 85044

Inhabitants: 13926 (Laurioti)

Commune in the province of Potenza

According to some scholars, Lauria was built in 400 B.C. by a Cretan colony attracted by the beautiful landscape. In the place called ‘Piano dei Peri’, near Trecchina, they founded a town called ‘Iriae’. Later on, its name was changed in ‘Uria’ (golden town). According to other scholars, Lauria was built where the old ‘Lagaria’ used to be.

The present Lauria was built in 1150 by a Basil community.

It has a High Part and a Low Part that are about 1 km away from each other; there are some interesting remarkable constructions.

Not far from the village, in the area called ‘Conserva’, there are some skiing slopes.

The handcraft of stone, wrought iron, and wicked baskets and sieves is well developed.

Amministrazione Comunale

85044 - Via Roma, 104
Tel. 0973 627111 - Fax 0973 823793
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.lauria.pz.it

Pro Loco di Lauria

Via Roma, Palazzo Favazza
85044 - Lauria (PZ)
Cell.: 349 2698840
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocolauria.it

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