APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 47 km

Distance from Matera: 84 km

Altitude: 600 m amsl

Postal code: 85020

Inhabitants: 1918 (Maschitani)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This village used to be a Roman ‘castrum’. Its inhabitants abandoned it in the XIV for reasons still unknown. In 1467 in was occupied by some Albanian refugees, who specialised in cropping vines. This centre still keeps Albanian costumes and traditions.

In the Church of the Caroseno there are a fresco of 1558, representing the ‘Madonna col Bambino’, and two canvases of the XVIII century, representing the ‘Pentecoste’ and the ‘Presentazione di Gesù al Tempio’.

The Church of Sant’Elia is all decorated with stuccoes and inside it there are two canvases of the XVI century, a wooden carved choir of 1508, a painting representing the ‘Sacra Famiglia’ and a painting representing the ‘Madonna dei 7 Veli’.

Worth seeing is the monumental fountain in white stone, of the XVI century, dedicated to the Albanian hero Scanderberg.

Amministrazione Comunale

85020 - Via Cariati, 114
Tel. 0972 33047 - Fax 0972 33075
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.maschito.pz.it