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ORIOLO

ORIOLO  Apri
Loc. ORIOLO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
22 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 429 mt. a.s.l.  Area Cersosimo, San Giorgio Lucano, Rotondella
Oriolo (Kastron Ortzoulon, in greek Byzantine) is an Italian town of 2,318 inhabitants in the province of Cosenza in Calabria. Source remote, was born as a fortress to protect the residents fled from the coast to take refuge from the continuous raids of the Saracens. Perched on a cliff about 500 meters high, has a splendid medieval village intact, with beautiful facades of palaces, on the main road leading to the Aragonese castle. It was first feud of Sanseverino from Salerno, then move in the sixteenth century, to the Marquis Pignone del Carretto. Until after World War II, the country had a population of about 5000 inhabitants, and was the main center of the High Ionian and reference point for countries dell'Arberia (Albanian) and Pollino, has seen almost halve its population, which is arrived at about 2600 inhabitants. You get to Oriolo by Highway 481 Valle del Ferro, a wide and flowing freeway recently built linking the Ionian Coast Oriolo in just over 10 minutes. Coming from the South should turn down the street to Amendolara and continue for 22 km, from the North (SS-653 Lauria Policoro) must live up instead of Lake Monte Cotugno take the SS 92, which then joins before Cersosimo in SS 481 leading to Oriolo. Oriolo is connected by bus to the train station Amendolara-Oriole, which is 25 km away, via the bus with SAJ several times a day. Also, it is connected with Cersosimo always with the bus SAJ weekdays. Oriolo is a good base for excursions in the surrounding valleys (Val Sarmento, Sinni Valley) and in the chain of Pollino (Raganello Gorges, Monte Pollino, Alexandria Carretto) especially if you are staying in one of the many farmhouses or in a B and B. The old town is situated on a spur of sandstone cemented and massive. Overlooking the valley of Iron, furrowed from the river, once known as river Acalandro. The Acalandro was the border between Siris and Sibaritide. The Sibaritide stretched from the river Trionto all'Acalandro and Siritide dall'Acalandro the river Aciris (Agri). In a text of 1601 is reported: other homes in the eastern part of the province, starting from the river unto the river Siri Acalandro ... are these, La Rocca Imperiale, ... Riolo, Boleto ....

LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO

LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO  Apri
Loc. LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO, POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
10 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 543 mt. a.s.l.  Area Senise, San Giorgio Lucano, Rotondella
The Monte Cotugno dam is a dam built in the years between 1970 and 1982 in the municipality of Senise (PZ ) along the river Sinni . It is the largest dam in Europe in clay. The dam wall measuring length 1850 m height 60 m, is 260 m wide at the base . The maximum capacity is 530 million cubic meters. Went into operation in 1983 bar the river Sinni at the point where the river bed narrows, corresponding to a share of the bottom channel equal to 194.00 m above sea level . The dam was designed to take advantage of the multiple use of water resources. The water is drawn from the Reclamation Consortium of Bradano and Metaponto, by means of a lifting tem located downstream of the dam and irrigation through the branches of the Taranto and Matera , located along the route of the adductor Sinni that grows to 145 km . The adduttrice is characterized by a diameter of 3 m and is capable of vettoriare about 19 m / s of water which , in addition to utilities irrigated , also feeds the drinking of Basilicata and Puglia , the drinking water plant of the Marquis Park , in addition to ensuring the supply of industrial ILVA Taranto.

TAVOLE PALATINE

TAVOLE PALATINE  Apri
Loc. METAPONTO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from TURSI
  Area Metaponto, Lido di Metaponto, Pisticci
The Palatine Tables ( so called perhaps relating to identification, in the past, with the site of an ancient palace ) are the remains of a temple in Doric style hexastyle the sixth century BC dedicated to the mythological gods Hera. The temple, located near the Bradano , was tied to a suburban sanctuary , which showed the wall of the temenos and the remains of a oldest altar . The remains of the monument are located in the archaeological area of Metaponto , more precisely on the last ripple of Givoni , ancient sandbars at the right bank of the river Bradano , built on the ruins of an ancient neolithic village , along the road from prehistoric Siris - Heraclea , about 3 km from the ancient city of Metaponto. The temple was also called the School of Pythagoras , in memory of the great philosopher Pythagoras. In the Middle Ages it was still called Mensae Imperatoris , probably in memory of Emperor Otto II , in the expedition against the Saracens , 982 , encamped at Metaponto. The remains of the temple, with the center of the cell with adyton and preceded by a portico , are composed of 15 columns with 20 channels and capitals of the Doric order . Of the 15 columns , 10 are on the northern side and 5 on the south . Originally, the columns were 32, because the temple was composed of a peristyle of 12 columns on the long sides and short sides 6 . The temple is very degraded, because built with local limestone . In the fifth century BC was equipped with a roof clay with polychrome decoration of the Ionian tradition , with lion heads and gargoyles . In the vicinity of the temple were in fact discovered during the excavations of 1926 , numerous remains of ancient terracotta decoration , figurines , pottery and other pieces of columns exposed to the National Archaeological Museum of Metaponto.

SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO

SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO  Apri
Loc. LIDO DI METAPONTO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
34 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 2 mt. a.s.l.  Area Bernalda, Metaponto, Pisticci
Metaponto Lido is one of the most popular of the Ionian coast. The ancient origins have been attributed even to the Greek colonies of MGNA Greece. It 'a quiet seaside resort with a fine sandy beach and clear, and well equipped in terms of receptive. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Campsites -Hotels -Bathing

ROTONDELLA

ROTONDELLA  Apri
Loc. ROTONDELLA MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
9 Km from TURSI
  Area Tursi, Nova Siri, San Giorgio Lucano
Rotondella , a small village in the province of Matera , is also called Balcony of the Ionian Sea , whose name derives from its unique location : in fact , from its summit you can enjoy views of the Ionian coast , from Taranto to Calabria . Very nice is also the view of the town from above, with its streets that roll over each other up the hill , like a swirl of stone , until you get to the top, where the country seems to be closing in on itself. There are many attractions to visit in Rotondella , from areas of archaeological interest , such as the Monte Coppolo , on top of which were claimed by some scholars , is the ancient city of Lagaria ; also visit the area of Sollazzo Plan , where were found remains of a village dating back to the Neolithic period. Walking through the historic center , however, notable is the church dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie , in which you can admire the wooden statues of Our Lady of Grace and St. Anthony . Very nice is also the church of St. Anthony of Padua , which is part of the Franciscan convent of Zoccolanti : both the church and the convent were inhabited by monks until 1862 , the year in which the ownership of the goods passed to the state. Inside the church you can see a beautiful polychrome marble altar and the statues of St. Francis of Assisi , San Pasquale Bairnsdale and St. Rose of Lima. The center of the village is also characterized by a characteristic old buildings, adorned with beautiful portals , and in the vicinity of the village there are the beaches of the Ionian Sea , still remote from the mass and fascinating to discover.

SPIAGGIA DI ROTONDELLA

SPIAGGIA DI ROTONDELLA  Apri
Loc. NOVA SIRI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
21 Km from TURSI
  Area Tursi, Policoro, Rotondella
The beach of Rotondella Mare is located on the Ionian coast a few kilometers Dalal most famous beach in Nova Siri. Its seabed is uncontaminated and suitable for those who love water sports. Overall it is a very quiet location and ideal for those who enjoy trekking in the nearby woods. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Hotels

CRACO

CRACO  Apri
Loc. CRACO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
15 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 355 mt. a.s.l.  Area Ferrandina, Aliano, Colobraro
We stop in the center of town and we will listen : the rustling of trees in the distance , the light breath of the breeze , some twittering and chirping of cicadas that gets flushed from the nearby countryside . These are the sounds that dominate in Cracow , Basilicata village of medieval origin in the province of Matera: not because it is a very quiet town , or its inhabitants are silent types . The particularity of Cracow , which has made it famous in Italy and in the world , is that it is a ghost town , completely uninhabited since the sixties of the twentieth century . Dressed up by plantations of cereals and olive groves , the town is a sculpture of houses close to each other , clinging to the limestone rock , embroidered arched streets and steep stairways and dominated by the imposing silhouettes of a Norman tower and a castle dating from the thirteenth century. From a distance it seems one big mountain to admire the colors of the houses , churches, fortifications are the same as in nature , similar to the colors of the rough rock on which they stand . Approaching you discover the traces of the disastrous landslides in the second half of the twentieth century , forced the population to leave the village : from that day of fear, when in 1963 there was a shock more violent than the others, nature has taken possession of the village while the local people moved to the valley in Cracow Peschiera . Forgot the terror of those days , today we can say that the landslides have been the fortune of the country, without them it would not be , in our days , a scenario so magical and charming enough to have been chosen numerous times as a film set by directors important . Set in a surreal landscape , burnt by the sun , halfway between the sea and the Lucano Apennines , the village is surrounded by ravines , deep ruts that just scratches the chalky soil as wrinkles witnesses of the time, generated by the flow downstream stormwater . Who are enchanted by the landscape and decides to visit the heart of Cracow is astonished in front of the center intact, preserved as the last inhabitants have left . With the exception of some unusual instrumentation film , the country collects the same beautiful testimonies that characterized him in the past: walking the streets you can take a look inside the old houses, discovering the residences of the nobility and the houses of civilization and pastoral . As legendary formulas , the names of the districts towns evoke the rich history and mystery of these abandoned places . The name Song Book comes from an old tavern located along a sheep track very popular. According to tradition, was run by a beautiful woman who , just as the sorceress Circe, was holding the unlucky customers in its power, using her powers of seduction .

WWF: OASI BOSCO DI POLICORO

WWF: OASI BOSCO DI POLICORO  Apri
Loc. TURSI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
12 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 64 mt. a.s.l.  Area Rotondella, Nova Siri, Policoro
  Brochure PDF
L 'Oasis of Policoro is a photograph of a paradise gone now lost in much of Italy. L 'Oasi WWF Policoro is located in a Site of Community Importance and a Special Protection Area in the municipalities of Policoro and Rotondella (Mt). The area of the Oasis covers approximately 21 acres within the Regional Natural Reserve and holds one of the last coastal flooded forests of our country. Of the existing 1,600 acres until 1931, there remain just 680 and the small area left is still exposed to anthropogenic exploitation and drought. In the 'Oasis of the Policoro waterholes go dry more and more frequently, causing the disappearance of animal species linked to the lowland forest and the loss of an environment now very rare in Italy. In the structures of the 'Oasis of Policoro they are treated even many sea turtles that entanglement in fishing nets, or injured by boats. environment The Oasis is part of the Regional Reserve Bosco Pantano. The environment is typically maritime and is a last piece of plain forest a few meters from the sea. It includes woodlands, scrub, swamps and beaches. The forest is present from summer decimated over time due to the progressive advancement of agricultural land at the expense of forest cover. A photograph of a paradise gone now lost in much of Italy. One of the last coastal flooded forests of our country.

SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO

SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO  Apri
Loc. BERNALDA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 3 mt. a.s.l.  Area Metaponto, Lido di Metaponto, Pisticci
  Brochure PDF
Metaponto is an archaeological site in Bernalda, Italy . The archaeological park is two miles from the National Archaeological Museum of Metaponto, which houses many of the artifacts found there , close to the highway 106 Jonica. The testimonies of the site are the most important ' antiquarium ( an octagonal structure ) , the theater, the Roman fort , the ' agora town , the necropolis , the temples of Apollo Licio , Demeter , Aphrodite, Hera and the monument are certainly more famous the Palatine Tables , the temple that marked the boundaries of the ancient city dedicated to Hera . Are located in the sacred temple of Athena ( temple C ), the temple of Apollo, of which there is a first stage that never seems to complete, however, came to an advanced state (Temple BI), which would date around 570 BC, there is then a second phase (Temple II B ) that it would be coeval with the temple a II . The temple of Hera (Temple A) of which there are only the foundations and a second temple of Hera ( A II temple ) built on the previous year. All the temples in Doric style built since 570 BC until 530 BC . The temple of Aphrodite ( Temple D ) was instead built around 470 BC Ionic style . With this , the number of temples in Italy ionic salt to five, in addition to those of Elea , Ipponio , Locri and Syracuse. In front of the entrances of the temples are located the remains of the altar with various decorative elements . To the east is developed protective wall that separates the sacred from the agora where the theater is located . In the seventh century , this area was occupied by a ekklesiste'rion (remains visible ), consisting of an embankment with no steps and turned at least twice in the course of the fifth century . The final form brought to light by the excavations will acquire in the second half of the fourth century. Behind this stands an altar in the late sixth century bearing the inion Dios Agora dedicated to Zeus . To the south is instead placed a large porch and a trapezoidal enclosure with the remains of two imposing structures , identified by some historians as a place dedicated to the prediction of religiosity mystery and also visited the shaman Aristeas . The city is protected by a wall of the sixth century BC with monumental entrances .

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO  Apri
Loc. MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from TURSI
  Area Bernalda, Lido di Metaponto, Pisticci
  Brochure PDF
The National Archaeological Museum is a museum located in Metaponto Metaponto in Basilicata. It houses the main artefacts found in the area surrounding the ancient Metaponto and some finds from the nearby area of Pisticci and archaeological dell'Incoronata , situated therein. The museum is divided into 4 rooms : the prehistoric, Greek colonization in the eighth century BC and seventh centuries BC integration between Greeks and natives, the Roman age The exhibits consist of a number of prehistoric objects and furnishings found in funerary among which jewelry and bronze and ivory of high quality . The majority of the testimonies of the Greek age come from the site dell'Incoronata Pisticci , cups , mugs and decorated pottery , among which the censer with frame decorated with animals and mythological scenes . Dating the next are the artifacts from the temples of Metaponto with numerous painted vases and bowls . From the Roman period are ceramics gray Hellenistic , Roman and sealed tardoimperiali Africa and Asia Minor. The museum is the responsibility of the Archaeological Superintendency of Basilicata.

SANTUARIO SANTA MARIA DI ANGLONA

SANTUARIO SANTA MARIA DI ANGLONA  Apri
Loc. TURSI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
7 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 259 mt. a.s.l.  Area Rotondella, Nova Siri, Policoro
The Shrine of Mary Queen of Anglona is an ancient shrine situated on the sacred hill of Anglona , in the municipality of Tursi, Basilicata , in the province of Matera. The sanctuary is located on a hill 263 m above sea level, overlooking the valley between the rivers Agri and Sinni . It's midway through the road that goes from Tursi in Policoro . In 1976 it became the seat of the diocese of Tursi - Lagonegro . Since 1931 is a national monument. On 17 May 1999 the sanctuary was elevated to the Papal Basilica Minor by Pope John Paul II , in memory of the Synod of Bishops. Until the fifties the hill was attended by farmers, herders and local people who used the premises outside the sanctuary as shelter, shelter , and even as storage sheds . The place was full of people only on feast days . Later, after the archaeological excavations in the area, the attention of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage increased and with it the flow of pilgrims , scholars and visitors. The current structure of the sanctuary dating from the eleventh century and twelfth century is the extension of an earlier church , the seventh and eighth centuries . The building, in tufa and travertine , architectural features of great importance such as the apse , bell tower and the Romanesque portal . The exterior of the apse is definitely the most color and more refined entire building can be admired at ornaments carvings, hanging arches , pilasters and a central window adorned . The external walls of several panels with figures of animals in relief, of unknown origin , creating a truly striking effect . The roof in most slopes and harmony of volumes , give the sanctuary a nice appearance and impressive. The Romanesque portal arch is formed by a round arch embellished with carvings and reliefs. Also in the portal you will find tufa with panels of bas-reliefs depicting the symbols of the four evangelists , the lion Mark , Luke, the ox, the eagle John , Matthew, the angel. To the left of the facade stands the bell tower also Romanesque , square-shaped , very slender and at the top is adorned with four mullioned windows .

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO  Apri
Loc. VIGGIANELLO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
45 Km from TURSI
  Area Papasidero, Cersosimo, Francavilla Marittima
The Pollino National Park , which extends , with its 192 000 hectares, between the south and the north of Basilicata Calabria is the largest protected area in Italy. It is ed in the mountainous group of the Pollino higher in the Southern Apennines . The Lucania side of the park is divided into four main valleys : the valley of the Mercure , Valle del Frido , the Sarmento Valley and the Valley of Sinni . They belong to the Calabrian territory Raganello Valley and the Valley of Coscile . The park offers a variety of beautiful landscapes, with large areas of untouched different depending on the altitude . The Park is recommended for those who love trekking and hiking, for those who love the direct contact with uncontaminated nature and wilderness, to those who love mountain climbing and white water rafting , canyoning enthusiasts to the most extreme and all those who want to discover a territory solitary and quiet broken only by the wind that breaks through the leaves of trees, or enjoy the flavors and sensations already forgotten . Visit the Pollino National Park is a unique experience you will not forget . Will rediscover the pleasure of the embrace of nature wild and untouched , you will discover the ancient culture of the local population , polite and discreet, the taste of the true flavors . On the tops of the mountains , turning the sguado both east the horizon is the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west . The Pollino National Park is a treasure chest that holds the treasures of biodiversity. On the highest peaks you can see both the Loricato Pine , which grows on the walls solitary most inaccessible , both in flight and the rare golden eagles .

SPIAGGIA DI POLICORO

SPIAGGIA DI POLICORO  Apri
Loc. POLICORO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
23 Km from TURSI
  Area Nova Siri, Tursi, Pisticci
The municipality of Policoro is located in the heart of the Po of Metaponto and is famous for tourism and for the production of strawberries. The beach of Policoro is located in the plain of Metaponto about five kilometers from the Ionian Sea. E 'consists of clear and fine sand and is known because the turtles often choose to deposit their eggs. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Campsites -Hotels -Bathing

WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO

WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO  Apri
Loc. MATERA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
42 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 9 mt. a.s.l.  Area Ferrandina, Altamura, San Mauro Forte
  Brochure PDF
One of the most important wetlands of Basilicata The WWF's San Giuliano Lake is located in a Special Protection Area and a Site of Community Importance in the municipalities of Grottole, Miglionico and Matera. The area covers approximately 1,300 hectares and is one of the most important wetlands of Basilicata. The variety of habitats and habitats of the Reserve favors the presence of a diverse fauna, especially as regards the species of birds, including storks, cranes, spoonbills, purple herons, egrets, ferruginous, avocets, plovers Italy . environment The WWF San Giuliano Lake is one of the most important wetlands of Basilicata. Initially created for irrigation purposes by the damming of the river Bradano in the years between 1950 and 1957, in 1976 the Lago di San Giuliano became Oasis of protection and refuge for wildlife and migratory, in 1989 WWF and Ramsar area in 2003, or a wetland of international importance for the aquatic fauna. The reserve, located in the west of Basilicata, services the towns of Matera Miglionico and Grottole, and includes part of the middle course of the river Bradano upstream and downstream of the dam, the lake-which extends for about 8 km2 and-the ravine. The upstream part of the lake has the typical characteristics of the river ecotem, while downstream of the dam, the river runs in a deep ravine, at times, even 50 meters. Around the lake there are nuclei of Mediterranean-as a part of non-native species reforestation, the other native species such as mastic, wild pear, paliuro, juniper, oak, mock privet, hawthorn-wet meadows and xeric, hydric natural forests and woodlands pine and eucalyptus trees. Along the outer belt there are small areas of cultivated intensively.

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI NOVA

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI NOVA  Apri
Loc. NOVA SIRI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
20 Km from TURSI
  Area Tursi, Policoro, Rotondella
The ancient village of Nova Siri is situated on the river in the vicinity of San Nicola Matera. The beach of Marina di Nova Siri stretches along the Ionian coast. Its shore is characterized by wide sandy beaches lapped by crystal clear sea. The waterfront is decorated with a green and relaxing pine forest. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Campsites -Hotels -Bathing

SAN MAURO FORTE

SAN MAURO FORTE  Apri
Loc. SAN MAURO FORTE - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from TURSI
  Area Accettura, Tricarico, Ferrandina
San Mauro Forte sits perched on a hill, situated in a dominant position which sovrastra the whole valley of the river Salandrella first stretch of the river Tschafon. Nestled in the gentle hills of Basilicata, the small village is surrounded by rolling hills and spectacular olive groves, making it famous as Oil City, due to its excellent production of the product of the Mediterranean diet. Its territory is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Salandra (14 km), Oliveto Lucano (15 km) and Garaguso (17 km), to the east by Ferrandina (31 km) to the south with Cracow (25 km) and Stigliano (31 km), and to the west with Accettura (14 km). Is 70 km from Matera and 66 km from the capital region of Potenza. San Mauro Forte is included in the territory of the Montana Matera Hills.

ALIANO

ALIANO  Apri
Loc. ALIANO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
22 Km from TURSI
  Area Colobraro, Craco, San Mauro Forte
The village of Aliano is situated on a rocky clay in the typical landscape of the badlands to 498 m above sea level, overlooking the Val d' Agri and the stream Sauro, in the west-central part of the province of Matera , on the border with the central- east of the province of Potenza. It is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Stigliano ( 14 km) and Gorgoglione (20 km), on the east by St. Archangel (17 km) to the south with Roccanova (21 km) and to the west by Missanello (14 km). It is part of the Montana Matera Hills , is only 83 km from Matera and 76 km from the regional capital, Potenza. Aliano is best known for being the place where the writer and painter Carlo Levi , passed his period of confinement, during the fascist regime . At the entrance of the village is the home of Levi, where he wrote his most famous work , Christ Stopped at Eboli . The house is ed in the circuit of the proposed visit by the Literary Park dedicated to the author , along with his tomb , to the Art Gallery and the Museum of Civilization Peasant . Very nice is also in the historical center of the town, the church of San Luigi Gonzaga , dedicated to the patron saint , built in the sixteenth century. , In which are preserved paintings of great value, dating back to 1500. Museum of Rural Life, website in an old abandoned mill , where they are preserved ancient frescoes and artifacts, is another important cultural center of this small village of Basilicata rich history. Worth visiting is the beautiful old village , to the peculiarity of the houses built with bricks of clay. The village is surrounded by olive plantations and the famous Garden of Aliano , especially peach and citrus trees that beautify the landscape , giving it an aspect particular and unmistakable .

PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA

PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA  Apri
Loc. PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA, VIA FIRENZE, 10, GRAVINA IN PUGLIA BA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
28 Km from TURSI
  Area Oriolo, San Giorgio Lucano, Senise
Infinite spaces and colors of nature to immerse yourself and stop The territory of Alta Murgia National Park has been shaped over thousands of years by the forces of erosion. The canyon of Gravina in Puglia, which descends towards Matera and Bradano, marks the southwestern boundary of the protected area. Near Altamura are impressed with the sinkholes Pulicchio and Pulo, exceeding respectively 100 and 70 meters deep. Although the Park's landscape has changed over the centuries by man, the Alta Murgia preserved fauna and flora of great interest.

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI  Apri
Loc. MARINA DI PISTICCI MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
28 Km from TURSI
  Area Bernalda, Lido di Metaponto, Metaponto
Pisticci is a seaside resort of ancient origin, attested to the medieval period. The beach of Marina di Pisticci is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. Characterized by a wide beach of fine sand and clear, this resort offers the most diverse tourist services. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Campsites -Hotels -Bathing

LAGO DI PIETRA DEL PERTUSILLO

LAGO DI PIETRA DEL PERTUSILLO  Apri
Loc. LAGO DI PIETRA DEL PERTUSILLO, POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
45 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 52 mt. a.s.l.  Area Sarconi, Moliterno, San Chirico Raparo
Lake Stone Pertusillo is an artificial lake located in the municipalities of Nova Grumentum , Montemurro and Thorny . The lake was built between 1957 and 1962 , a dam on the river Agri , with funding from the Cassa del Mezzogiorno , which granted to the entity for the development of irrigation and land transformation in Puglia and Lucania ution works . It is located 532 meters above the sea level , and has a maximum capacity of 155 million cubic meters of water . The dam was born near the town montemurrese Stone Pertusillo , so called because the river in that area, passed between two rocks as if there was a hole . The surrounding landscape is covered by forests that descend to the shores of the lake ( some trees even further, resulting in partially submerged ) . The lake is used for fishing and rowing competitions for national as well as mandatory stop in mid-August of the Val d' Agri. The surrounding vegetation consists mainly of chestnut, oak and beech , accompanied by tree and shrub species such as sycamore maple and poplar. Among the shrubs are hazel, hawthorn and wild rose. The fauna consists of several mammals such as foxes , weasels, martens , hedgehogs , dormice and rare or endangered species such as the dormouse and the wild cat. Among the birds are herons , mallards , the dun . You may spot during the reproductive period the great crested grebe , coot and the reed warbler . There are also protected species such as the red kite, sparrow hawk, buzzard , woodpecker and the hoopoe, and rare or endangered species extinctions as the owl and the raven imperiale.La fish fauna that inhabit the waters of the lake is rich in trout, Boccalon , eels and carp

PARCO REGIONALE GALLIPOLI COGNATO PICCOLE DOLOMITI LUCANE

PARCO REGIONALE GALLIPOLI COGNATO PICCOLE DOLOMITI LUCANE  Apri
Loc. PARCO REGIONALE GALLIPOLI COGNATO PICCOLE DOLOMITI LUCANE, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
43 Km from TURSI
  Area San Mauro Forte, Tricarico, Aliano
The green heart of Basilicata The Park, which covers an area of 27,027 hectares and protects a large area in the center of the region with significant natural values, historical and ethno-anthropological: the forest of Gallipoli in Law expanded to over 4,200 acres; the forest Montepiano formed by imposing specimens of oak, Mediterranean scrub with residual nuclei of oak, sandstone cliffs, forming the bizarre profiles of the Lucanian Dolomites of Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa, the remains of the fortification of the city of Lucania, built in the fourth century. B.C. on the summit of Mount Croccia.

CASTELLO DI UGGIANO

CASTELLO DI UGGIANO  Apri
Loc. FERRANDINA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
29 Km from TURSI
  Area Craco, San Mauro Forte, Matera
The stronghold occupied an area of considerable size and around the walls was developed urban settlement, of which few traces remain; remains the largest are those related to the churches of St. Lawrence, the old Mother Church, and St. Dominic, the ancient Benedictine abbey of All Saints. The Dominican complex are still visible the perimeter walls with the roof collapsed and you can recognize the planting of a church nave. Beyond the church of St. Dominic and going down to the valley, there is still the old fountain, commonly called pilaccio Uggiano. A little 'more down the pilaccio existed an isolated tower of beautiful building, which was, perhaps, the most advanced bastion of the castle, and that, as a result of an extraordinary rain in 1848, collapsed completely, so that there remained more tracks. The ruins of the castle you can see a majestic portal with pointed arch, the remains of the towers to the defense in a square shape, traces of the apartments of the castle and environments designed to representation, remains of courtyards, wells, floors, toilets. Some local scholars attribute to this place ancient origins, but it is only from the twelfth century which have historical information about its existence. Domain Norman-Swabian what happened in 1269 and Angevin Uggiano was donated to Peter Belmonte, Count of Montescaglioso. At the beginning of the fourteenth century it passed to Azzo d'Este, brought to him in dowry the bride Beatrice, daughter of Charles of Anjou, who became a widow remarried Bertrand del Balzo, who brought him the same feud. Subsequently Pirro del Balzo inherited the house of Uggiano, but in 1485 he was deprived by Ferdinand I of Aragon of all his property, to the rebellion headed in the Conspiracy of the Barons. He was invested his son Federico who founded uggianesi for refugees, it is unknown whether due to an earthquake or a destruction, a new town which he named Ferrandina. It certainly is a place rich in history and of great historic and artistic interest.

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO  Apri
Loc. POLLINO NATIONAL PARK, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
1 Km from TURSI
Altitude: 202 mt. a.s.l.  Area Rotondella, Colobraro, San Giorgio Lucano
  Brochure PDF
The Pollino National Park , shared by the provinces of Potenza, Matera and Cosenza , with its 192 565 hectares, of which 88 650 in the side of Basilicata and 103 to 915 of Calabria, is the largest natural park in Italy. It takes its name from the Pollino Massif . The Pollino National Park was established in 1988, while the provisional delimitation of 1990 , as well as the safeguard measures . Between the years 1993 and 1994 they settle administrative and technical bodies : president, board of directors and management , and the office of the managing body is located in the Rotunda. The Pollino , then, is the largest protected area in Italy , including, straddling the border of the geographical and administrative regions of Calabria and Basilicata, 3 provinces , 56 municipalities , 32 of which are in Calabria and Basilicata 24 , 9 community upland and 4 reserves oriented : Rubbio , Basilicata, and Raganello , Lao and Argentine in Calabria. Its peaks , among the highest in the south of Italy, are covered in snow for many months of the year. From the peaks to the naked eye , you look to the west , the Tyrrhenian coast of Maratea, Praia a Mare , Maritime and Belvedere , to the east, from Sybaris in Metaponto , the Ionian coast . The emblem of the park is the loricato pine (Pinus heldreichii ) , very rare species in Italy , this other stations phytoclimatic of the Balkan Mountains and Greek . Among the many other tree species found in the park there are the silver fir , beech, all seven types of maples whose Lobelius maple , black pine , the rate of several species of oak, chestnut , and quotas and higher on the steeper slopes is the Pine loricato , rare species ( found only here in Europe and in the Balkans) , which fits most difficult habitats where other species very rustic ( beech in particular) are not able to survive. The fauna is diverse, and includes species now extinct in other mountainous areas. There are the golden eagle, the black woodpecker , the chough, the lanner , the Egyptian vulture , the red kite , eagle owl , the screech owl , raven , peregrine falcon , the driomio , the Apennine wolf , the cat wild , deer native of Orsomarso and otter . Have recently been reintroduced to the deer and the griffin.

LE GROTTE DI SAN GIORGIO LUCANO

LE GROTTE DI SAN GIORGIO LUCANO  Apri
Loc. SAN GIORGIO LUCANO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
16 Km from TURSI
  Area Oriolo, Senise, Colobraro
San Giorgio Lucano is an Italian town of 1,279 inhabitants in the province of Matera in Basilicata. It is uncertain whether the origin of the name comes from the cult of Saint George, widespread in the area, or the Albanian hero George Castriota Scanderbeg . In fact the village was built in 1534 at the hands of Albanian immigrants who escaped the Muslim occupation of their homeland , which originally colonized this territory called Minullo or Minnuglio , probably because very small , numbering in 1595 was in fact taxed for only 2 burners. In feudal times it became a fief of the State of Boredom (the current Noepoli ) since the beginning of the seventeenth century the Prince of Boredom Pignatelli favored the agricultural colonization of the territory, expelling Albanians from the house of St. George and allowing settlers from neighboring countries to cultivate the land . The official document that certifies the origin of the village was drawn up in 1607 between the feudal lords and representation of the settlers. As of 1810 St. George became autonomous in 1863 and was added to the specification Lucan to distinguish it from many other Italian towns with the same name .

PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE

PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE  Apri
Loc. PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
41 Km from TURSI
  Area Grumento Nova, Sarconi, Moliterno
A trip Lucano Apennines between nature, history and art The National Park of Lucano Val d'Agri-Lagonegrese is a wide band of protected area entirely within the territory of Basilicata, the perimeter of which includes some of the highest peaks of the Apennines Lucano, closing fanned the upper valley of the Agri River. Located close to the National Parks of the Pollino and Cilento represents an area of connection and continuity environment. It 's the youngest National Park of Italy, established by Presidential Decree of 8 December 2007, whose considerable longitudinal extension makes it an area with a number of interesting habitats, ranging from dense beech woods of the hills, the characteristic white spruce , to the woodlands that alternate with pastures and meadows. The many cultivated areas are a sign of the strong presence of the human hand in this park that, as evidenced by the archaeological area of Grumentum and numerous religious sites, since antiquity presents itself as a wonderful crossroads of traditions, art and culture and faith.

PEPERONE DI SENISE IGP

PEPERONE DI SENISE IGP  Apri
Loc. SENISE - BASILICATA  Navigatore
19 Km from TURSI
  Area Colobraro, San Giorgio Lucano, Cersosimo
  Brochure PDF
The Pepper Senise IGP has a pointed shape, a hook or trunk, depending on the type. Green, purple-red, is characterized by the small size and the pulp thin (1.5 to 2.2 mm). The stalk is well soldered to the berry, which does not come off even after drying. The dry product must submit necklaces or serte length varying from 1.5 to 2 m. The flavor is sweet. It is sold fresh, dried and powdered. The production area includes the areas around the town of Senise overlooking the valley of the Sinni and sull'Agri. Ever since the pepper comes in Senise, between 1500 and 1600, local farmers were able to appropriate it, in the time ing a variety that still stands in the markets, so that there are frequent attempts to smuggle Senise peppers certain other varieties not of equal value. Initially this solanacea grew and developed in an agricultural landscape characterized mainly dall'autoconsumo, later becoming a culture increasingly specialized and therefore able to guarantee an income. Drying of Senise peppers takes place according to local natural methods by means of indirect exposure to sunlight, long wreaths hanging in sunny sites and aired. A final step in the rapid furnace eliminates any residual moisture and facilitates any subsequent grinding to get the famous dust. With Senise peppers are realized numerous peasant dishes. Passed in hot oil and salt are called bran that is crisp, and accompany cheeses and fresh vegetables, such as beans or salads. The use of the powder obtained from these peppers enhances the preparation of many meats Lucan, with which gives flavor, color and good seasoning.

Excursions and attractions in BASILICATA close to TURSI MATERA, ITALY Rotondella Colobraro Craco: 'ORIOLO'   'LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO'   'TAVOLE PALATINE'   'SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO'   'ROTONDELLA'   'SPIAGGIA DI ROTONDELLA'   'CRACO'   'WWF: OASI BOSCO DI POLICORO'   'SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO'   'MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO'   'SANTUARIO SANTA MARIA DI ANGLONA'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO'   'SPIAGGIA DI POLICORO'   'WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO'   'SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI NOVA'   'SAN MAURO FORTE'   'ALIANO'   'PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA'   'SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI'   'LAGO DI PIETRA DEL PERTUSILLO'   'PARCO REGIONALE GALLIPOLI COGNATO PICCOLE DOLOMITI LUCANE'   'CASTELLO DI UGGIANO'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO'   'LE GROTTE DI SAN GIORGIO LUCANO'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE'   'PEPERONE DI SENISE IGP'  

BASILICATA


Basilicata is embedded between Calabria and Apulia , in the south of Italy. One does not stumble across this region accidentally but chooses to visit it if in search of a new experience, plunging into places where silence, colours, scents and flavours remove the visitor from the frenzy and stress of modern life, offering unique sensations. The woods and forests that cover the mountains are dotted with small and charming villages, some even at an altitude of 1000 mt, where pure air, genuine flavours and the beauties of nature are combined with historical vestiges satisfying any wish. Beautiful, yet not very explored, is the area of the Monticchio Lakes, one of the most spectacular locations in Basilicata. Lake Grande and Lake Piccolo, are two splendid stretches of water that fill the two craters of Mount Vulture, now extinct, and are surrounded by thick and lush vegetation. Even though it is a mainly internal region, Basilicata is on two seas: the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea. The Ionic coast, with the two famous sea resorts of Metaponto and Policoro, offers wide beaches, either sandy or pebbly, partially surrounded by pinewoods and rows of eucalyptus that give off a lovely scent. The Gulf of Policastro, on the Tyrrhenian side, has higher and more indented coasts, where steep promontories alternate with small beaches, washed by a crystal-clear sea. The provinces of the region are Potenza (regional capital) and Matera.