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Castello del Malconsiglio

Piazza Castello, 75010 Miglionico MT, Italy

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About Castello del Malconsiglio

The Malconsiglio castle is the castle of Miglionico ( Matera ), built on a hill in the city starting from the VIII - IX century , in a strategic position, known for having hosted the conspiracy of the barons in 1485 . It had two successive extensions, the first in 1110 and the second in 1400 . It has the shape of a parallelogram , flanked by seven towers , some squares (the oldest), two towers and others circular, placed at the top of the building.



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Lago di San Giuliano5.09km from Castello del Malconsiglio

One of the beautiful lakes in the Basilicata region which offers so many activities in and around the lake. The lake is located entirely within the province of Matera. It is southwest of Matera, east of Grottole, and north of Miglionico. The Bradano flows into the lake from the northwest and flows out of the lake to the southeast.

Tramontano castle13.96km from Castello del Malconsiglio

Situated on a hill near the town centre, In Aragonese style, the castle, with a central male and two lower side towers, one and the other round, scalloped and equipped with loops, was built from 1501 by Giovanni Carlo Tramontano, Count of Matera. This 15th-century castle was left unfinished after the unpopular Count Tramontano, seemingly unaware that high taxes and his habit of bedding every new bride on her wedding night wasn't winning much favour, was killed by rebellious subjects.

Palazzo Lanfranchi14.12km from Castello del Malconsiglio

Palazzo Lanfranchi is the greatest monument that represents the seventeenth - century period in Matera.  In front of the door is the sculpture "The Drop" by Kengiro Azuma.  The palace has undergone many renovations and has housed the Museo Della Grafica since 2007. The Museum houses the collection of the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe dell’Università di Pisa; initially curated in 1957 by Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti.

Museo Nazionale di Matera14.14km from Castello del Malconsiglio

The Domenico Ridola National Archaeological Museum is an Italian state museum, located in the former convent of Santa Chiara in Matera.  It was established on 9 February 1911 by the will of the senator and physician Domenico Ridola, who donated his important archaeological collections to the state and is, therefore, the oldest museum in Basilicata. It exhibits numerous archaeological remains found in excavations in the province of Matera and in the Murge.

Chiesa di Santa Lucia alle Malve14.18km from Castello del Malconsiglio

Saint Lucia alle Malve is a rock church situated at the Sasso Caveoso in Matera, adjacent to a monastery female Benedictine dating back to the ' eleventh century.  Initially, the church was dedicated to Sant'Agata, to be later dedicated to Santa Lucia between 1217 and 1267.  After the transfer in 1525 of the nuns first to the monastery of Santa Lucia Alla Civita and then to Santa Lucia al Piano, the church was used as a residence.

Piazza Vittorio Veneto14.23km from Castello del Malconsiglio

Piazza Vittorio Veneto is one of the historic and arcaded squares of Turin, located in the eastern part of the city center, between the end of Via Po and the left bank of the Po river.  In fact, the square ends with the historic Vittorio Emanuele I bridge, which connects the square itself, together with the two lateral riversides and the so-called Murazzi del Po, to the right bank of the river.

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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.