APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Sasso di Castalda

Distance from Potenza: 27 km

Distance from Matera: 125 km

Altitude: 940 m amsl

Postal code: 85050

Inhabitants: 967 (Sassesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

This village was originally called ‘Pietra di Castalda’, which means fortified rock, as for a document dating from 1068. It used to be a Norman stronghold and was rebuilt in the middle of the XII century. Several feudal lords dominated over it up to the Conti Gaetani d’Aragona, who built the imposing Castle of which only some ruins remain nowadays.

The Immacolata Parish Church has a peculiar portal and inside it, there are a statue of the XIV century representing the ‘Madonna col Bambino’, some canvases of 1400, a confessional with renaissance engravings, and some beautiful frescos of 1600.

Not far from the village there are the tops of the surrounding mountains from which it is possible to have a panoramic view of the area.

Amministrazione Comunale

85050 - Via Roma, 2
Tel. 0975 385016 - Fax 0975 385052
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.sassodicastalda.pz.it

Pro Loco di Sasso di Castalda "Il Nibbio"

Via Manca, 2
85050 - Sasso di Castalda (PZ)
Tel.: 0975 203634
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: prolocoilnibbio.blogspot.it