APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Ruvo del Monte

Distance from Potenza: 56 km

Distance from Matera: 145 km

Altitude: 630 m amsl

Postal code: 85020

Inhabitants: 1294 (Ruvesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

Ruvo del Monte is situated on the boundary with Campania.

It was probably founded by the Samnites, with the name of ‘Rufrae’, while the first document in which it is called Ruvo dates back to 1045. It used to be a powerful Longobard stronghold in the ‘Contea of Conza’ and, after the Swabian domination, it belonged to the Armaterra family. Its centre was destroyed during the Ghibelline repression in 1268 and built again in the XIV century by the De Balzo family.

Beside the Castle, dating back to the XVI century, there is an Angevin tower with its original battlements. Near the Castle there is the ‘Fontana Vecchia’, the most ancient in the village, with two watering troughs.

In the Main Church there is a canvas called ‘Purgatorio’, of the XVII century.

In the area called ‘Cerrutolo’ there are the ruins of the ‘Badia Benedettina’ of San Tommaso, built between the XIII and the XIV centuries.

In the area called ‘Sant’Antonio’ there are the remains of an ancient necropolis.

Amministrazione Comunale

85020 - Viale della Repubblica, 1
Tel. 0976 97035 - Fax 0976 97031
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.ruvodelmonte.pz.it

Pro Loco di Ruvo del Monte

Piazza XXV Aprile
85020 - Ruvo del Monte (PZ)
Tel.: 0976 97230 - Fax: 0976 97230
Cell.: 338 5877584
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocoruvo.it
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