APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 66 km

Distance from Matera: 98 km

Altitude: 313 m amsl

Postal code: 85024

Inhabitants: 13671 (Lavellesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

Lavello was built on the ancient cow route between the Ofanto River, the only river in Basilicata that flows into the Adriatic sea, and the hills near Venosa. Its name probably comes from ‘labellum’ (watering trough). It was already lived in during the Neolithic Age, as some remains of ancient settlements spread in the area show. Its best period was under the Normans, who built one of their fortresses there. In 1298, it was almost destroyed by a fire set by Carlo d’Angiò. This event is recalled in its coat of arms, where a two-storey tower on fire is represented.

The centre of the village keeps its mediaeval structure. There is a Castle of the Swabian period, rebuilt in the XVII century and in which the Town Hall is now.

In Sant’Anna’s Church is a canvas of the XVI century, representing the ‘Annunciazione’, by Antonio Stabile.

The Church of Santa Maria delle Rose and the Church of Santa Maria ad Martyres are both very old. The latter was built in the XIII century and renovated in 1738.

Amministrazione Comunale

85024 - Via Cavour, 16
Tel. 0972 80111 - Fax 0972 88643
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.lavello.pz.it

Pro Loco di Lavello "Florindo Ricciuti"

Via Albini, 19
85024 - Lavello (PZ)
Tel.: 0972 85148 - Fax: 0972 84255
Cell.: 328 1523714
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocolavello.org
ORARI: 17:00-20:00
LINGUE PARLATE: inglese, francese, tedesco

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