APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 63 km

Distance from Matera: 113 km

Altitude: 636 m amsl

Postal code: 85040

Inhabitants: 1422 (Sarconesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

The past of this village is connected to the town of Grumentum. According to some scholars, Sarconi would have been a suburb of this ancient centre.

In this area there are several archaeological finds, in particular some remains of burials, probably belonging to Roman and Carthaginian soldiers that fought in 215 B.C. in a violent battle.

In the old centre there are some ancient palaces with stone portals and balconies in wrought iron. The Church of Santa Maria Assunta was built at the beginning of the XX century as a replacement of the Renaissance one which was destroyed during the 1857 earthquake.

Sarconi is surrounded by rich vegetation and near the Farnie Wood, characterised by timber trees, there is the evocative Amelina Fountain, destination for many tourists in summer.

The economy of this village is mainly based on the cultivation of beans, in several very appreciated qualities. In summer the bean festival is organised. During this event it is also possible to taste other typical products, such as honey and cheese.

Amministrazione Comunale

85050 - Piazza Municipio, 11
Tel. 0975 66016 - Fax 0975 66917
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.sarconi.pz.it

Pro Loco di Sarconi

Via Arciprete Miraglia, 66
85050 - Sarconi (PZ)
Tel.: 0975 66362 - Fax:
Cell.: 338 4386956
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocosarconi.org  
APERTURA: annuale
ORARI: lunedì-venerdì 09:30-12:00 e 17:00-19:00; sabato 10:00-12:00
LINGUE PARLATE: inglese, spagnolo
NOTE: organizza eventi di promozione del territorio