APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 24 km

Distance from Matera: 83 km

Altitude: 830 m amsl

Postal code: 85016

Inhabitants: 4612 (Pietragallesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This village, situated near the Bradano River, is surrounded by three hills: Serra, Terra and San Michele.

Near the village, on the Torretta Mountain, there are the remains of a settlement built before the XI century B.C. and lived in until the III century B.C.

It seems that the name of this village comes from Yellow Stone, because of the colour of the tuff used for building its houses.

The Church of San Nicola, dating back to the XVI century, was rebuilt in Baroque style in the XVIII century and is now closed as a consequence of the earthquake of 1980.

The Ducal Palace of the Acquaviva d’Aragona was renovated in the XVII century. In the building there are some beautiful canvasses of the Neapolitan school and a fresco on the ceiling, representing the ‘Ratto delle Sabine’ (XVIII century). Caves hollowed in the tuff and used for maturing wine are characteristic of this area.

Amministrazione Comunale

85016 - Via Cadorna, 6
Tel. 0971 944311 - Fax 0971 944309
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.pietragalla.pz.it

Pro Loco di Pietragalla

Via Roma, 14
85016 - Pietragalla (PZ)
Cell.: 393 1022486
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocopietragalla.it
LINGUE PARLATE: inglese, francese, tedesco, spagnolo
NOTE: Organizza visite guidate per gruppi turistici.