Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption and Saint Canius Bishop
Largo Duomo, 16, 85011 Acerenza PZ, Italy
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The church of Santa Maria Assunta and San Canio bishop is a Catholic place of worship in Acerenza and the cathedral of the archdiocese of Acerenza. The current cathedral was built between the 11th and 13th centuries on the remains of a previous early Christian church, which in turn was built on what remained of an ancient Roman temple dedicated to Hercules Acheruntino. The construction works began thanks to the generosity of Roberto il Guiscardo in 1059 with the bishop Godano.
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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
Built-in the Norman period, it is located on a peak about 15 km from Genzano di Lucania. The castle dominates a vast valley which was an important hinge between the territories of the Bradano dominated by the Byzantines and the northern territories of Basilicata dominated by the Lombards and Normans. Conceived by the Normans as a defensive system, it was the scene of a battle between Normans and Byzantines in which the latter were defeated.
The “Viadotto dell Industria” also known as "Bridge over the Basento" river or Musmeci Bridge, connects Potenza city centre exit on the Sicignano-Potenza motorway with the main access roads in the southern part of the city, which is in Italy. Designed by the Italian engineer Sergio Musmeci in 1967, and built between 1971 and 1976, the bridge perfectly incarnates Musmeci's architectural theories. The structure cost about 920,000,000 Italian liras.
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.
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
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.
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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.