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San Fele

85020 San Fele, Province of Potenza, Italy

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About San Fele

San Fele is an Italian town of 2 800 inhabitants in the province of Potenza , in Basilicata . Historically it comes from the fiefdom corresponding to the Vitalba Valley , together with Rionero in Vulture , Monticchio , Sant'Andrea, Montemarcone, Montesirico, Rapone.   San Giustino de Jacobis is known for being born here and for the presence in its territory of one of the oldest and most mysterious sanctuaries in Basilicata : that of Santa Maria di Pierno.

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Apeninos lucanos8.57km from San Fele

The lucanos Apennines is the section of the ridge of the Apennines extending arcuate from Sella di Conza (between Campania and Basilicata to the Passo dello Scalone. It is bounded by Sele rivers to the west, Ofanto to the north, Bradano to the east, from the Gulf of Taranto to the southeast, from the Tyrrhenian Seato the southwest and the Sibari plain to the southeast. The Bell Apennines are a part of the Southern Apennines.

The Lago Piccolo regional reserve of Monticchio is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Rionero in Vulture and Atella, in the province of Potenza. The reserve occupies an area of ​​187 hectares and was established in 1984.  The small Lake of Monticchio together with the Large Lake constitute the pair of volcanic lakes that has occupied what remains of the ancient crater of the Vulture volcano. The Reserve falls within the territory of the municipality of Atella.

The abbey of San Michele Arcangelo is an abbey that rises in Monticchio, whose construction dates back to the eighth century AD, around a cave inhabited by Basilian monks.  It was built on a cave dug into the tuff, near which votive deposits dating back to the IV-III century BC were found. The abbey then passed to the Benedictines, to the Capuchins, and, in 1782 to the Constantinian military order, which owned it until 1866. The entire complex consists of a multi-story convent, an eighteenth-cen

Monticchio14.85km from San Fele

Monticchio is a fraction belonging to the municipalities of Atella and Rionero in Vulture, in the province of Potenza. Located on the slopes of Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano of the southern Apennines, it preserves a colorful environmental heritage, which makes Monticchio a destination for visitors especially in the summer. Since 1971 the Lago Piccolo di Monticchio regional reserve has been established, which represents the natural habitat of a rare endemic species of night butterfly, the Bra

castel of Lagopesole16.32km from San Fele

Castel Lagopesole is one of the hamlets of Avigliano, in the province of Potenza, which has 652 inhabitants. Lagopesole is known for its Swabian past, linked to the figures of Frederick II and his son Manfredi and for the events related to the chief brigant Carmine Crocco. It is located on a hill 829 meters above sea level, overlooking the underlying Vitalba Valley. From the relief on which the famous castle stands, it is possible to clearly see Monte Vulture. In the hamlet, there was the Pesole

Monte Vulture16.51km from San Fele

The isolated Monte Vulture is a stratovolcano with a summit caldera and a few parasitic cones that erupted lavas and pyroclastics covering 150 km2. The volcano was constructed on a ridge; the valley to the east and tributaries to the north and south became sediment traps for volcaniclastic materials emplaced by fluvial reworking and directly from volcanic activity.

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Difficult accessibility and lack of extended promotion make Basilicata one of the most remote and least visited regions of Italy. However, tourism is slowly growing since the early 2000s. Matera, once dubbed "national disgrace" by prime minister Alcide De Gasperi who urged to take strict development measures due to its extreme poverty, is now Basilicata's main attraction and has gained fame worldwide for its historical center, the Sassi, designated in 1993 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.