APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Vaglio Basilicata

Distance from Potenza: 16 km

Distance from Matera: 101 km

Altitude: 954 m amsl

Postal code: 85010

Inhabitants: 2239 (Vagliesi)

Commune in the province of Potenza

The origin of the name of this village is a rather debated question.

This place was originally called ‘Balio’; in the XVI century it is quoted in an atlas as ‘Lovaglio’; while, in the XIX century, it appears in an atlas of the Kingdom of Naples with the name of ‘Vaglio’, to which was later added ‘di Basilicata’. In 1799, this village took part in the Republican Risings, while in 1861 it was devastated by brigands, headed by Crocco and Borges.

In the village there are several palaces, such as ‘Palazzo Tamburrino’, having mediaeval features and an imposing portal.

In the Church of the Convent of Sant'Antonio, dating back to the Renaissance, there are several altars of the XVII century in carved wood and some interesting frescos of the same century. In the Church of San Pietro Apostolo there are several paintings of the XVI and XVII century and the body of San Faustino Martire, patron of the village.

Near the village there are the Archaeological Parks of Rossano and Serra di Vaglio.

Amministrazione Comunale

85010 - Via Carmine, 106
Tel. 0971 305011 - Fax 0971 487003
E-mail: [email protected]

Pro Loco di Vaglio Basilicata

Piazza Tamburrino, 1
85010 - Vaglio Basilicata (PZ)
Tel.: 0971 59051 - Fax: 0971 59051
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.prolocovagliobasilicata.it
APERTURA: annuale
ORARI: 9:00-12:00 e 15:00-18:00
LINGUE PARLATE: inglese, francese

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