APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

San Chirico Nuovo

Distance from Potenza: 47 km

Distance from Matera: 61 km

Altitude: 700 m amsl

Postal code: 85010

Inhabitants: 1661 (Sanchirichesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This village, situated on a hill, was probably built before the year 1000, by the Severini family. In the XII century, it was a fortified centre. Later it was uninhabited until 1516, when some Albanian refugees moved in. Of the Middle Ages only the Castle is left, part of which is still lived in.

In the Church of San Nicola di Bari there are two masterpieces representing the ‘Crocifissione’ and the ‘Annunciazione’, of the XVI century.

Not far from the village, walking along a path, it is possible to reach the place where the remains of the Castle of Monteserico are, remembered because there the Byzantines were defeated by the Normans, in 1041. According to an old legend, in the caves situated under the Castle, some Italian-Greek monks used to live in and they used to reach Genzano through an underground passage.

Amministrazione Comunale

85010 - Viale G. Marconi
Tel. 0971 731001 - Fax 0971 731387
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.sanchiriconuovo.pz.it

Pro Loco 2000 di San Chirico Nuovo

Viale Marconi, 17
85010 - San Chirico Nuovo (PZ)
Tel.: 0971 731482
Cell.: 349 5188632
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: http://proloco2000sanchiriconuovo.weebly.com