APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 40 km

Distance from Matera: 75 km

Altitude: 1088 m amsl

Postal code: 85010

Inhabitants: 1342 (Pietrapertosani)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This village is the highest in Basilicata (1088 metres). It was built on the mountainside of the Impiso Mountain, in the Dolomiti Lucane. It is placed amongst peaks having evocative names, such as ‘the hawk’, ‘the anvil’, ‘the great mother’ and ‘the owl’. It was founded around the year 1000 by the Saracens as a fortress, and it became important under the Normans, who built the Castle.

San Francesco’s Convent was built on the ruins of a Roman fortress and changed in 1474 by the ‘Frati Minori Osservanti’ (Franciscan Observants). Next to the Convent there is San Francesco’s Church, in Gothic style, in which an engraved wooden choir, a polyptych and some frescos of the XVI century are kept.

In the Main Church, dedicated to San Giacomo, there are a painting on wood of the XV century and some frescos of the XIV, XV and XVI centuries.

In the Chapel of the Assunta there is a wooden statue of the Madonna.

Around this area several historical and naturalistic excursions are possible, such as the one through the ‘Sentiero della Croccia’ (Croccia Path) or the ‘Sentiero di Tempa Castello’ (Tempa Castle Path).

Amministrazione Comunale

85010 - Via della Speranza, 159
Tel. 0971 983002 - Fax 0971 983160
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.pietrapertosa.pz.it

Pro Loco Pietrapertosana

Via Della Speranza, 159
85010 - Pietrapertosa (PZ)
Tel.: 0971 983529
Cell.: 320 8337801
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocopietrapertosa.it
POSIZIONE: periferia
APERTURA: annuale

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