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CHIESA RUPESTRE DI MADONNA DELL'IDRIS

CHIESA RUPESTRE DI MADONNA DELL'IDRIS  Apri
Loc. MATERA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 339 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altamura, Ferrandina, Cassano delle Murge
The Church of Santa Maria de Idris , also known as Santa Maria de Idris or Madonna de Idris, is located in Matera , the Sassi inside . It is a rock-hewn church , that is carved into the rock . It is located in the upper part of the Monterrone , a large limestone cliff that rises in the middle of Caveoso , you will get you through a flight of stairs near the cave church of Saint Lucia to the Mallows . The name derives from the greek Hodigitria Idris , the one who shows the way , or the water that gushed from the rock. The cave church has a projection in the wall with a side a small bell tower , the interior, because of the continual alterations suffered over the centuries , it has nothing of the original structure . It consists of a nave with frescoes irregular , placed on the wall of the crypt retrofacciata , most of them being removed to restore deteriorated due to moisture and kept at the Historical and Artistic Heritage Service of Matera. On the altar there is a Madonna and Child dating from the seventeenth century painted in tempera , on the right Saint Eustace, patron saint of the city and other frescoes dating back to the seventeenth century and always have a crucifixion of invoice rough background with the silhouette of the city of Matera. The church of Santa Maria de Idris is connected to rock the crypt of St. John Monterrone through a tunnel , and in this crypt are numerous and valuable frescoes that date back over a period of time ranging from the twelfth to the seventeenth century. In the access tunnel there is a fresco depicting St. John the Baptist in a lunette above the altar a fresco dating from the twelfth century to the Latin blessing of Christ Pantocrator , who with his left hand holds an open Gospel in which is inscribed a greek text . This painting represents the influence of the Byzantine iconographic culture . Further along the shoulder of an arc hub , there is a monaco unknown with cowl and hood. In front of St. Nicholas in robes of bishops, blessing with his right hand and holding the Gospel in his left hand .

TURSI

TURSI  Apri
Loc. TURSI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 221 mt. a.s.l.  Area Rotondella, Colobraro, Craco
The territory tursitano bordered to the north with the river and the town of Agri Ionic Montalbano , on the east by the municipality of Policoro , on the south by the river Sinni Rotondella and territories , and to the west with the territories of Saint Archangel , Colobraro and Stigliano . Prevalence hill is located in the center of the two great rivers of Lucania , Agri and Sinni , which at the time of the building of the city were navigable .

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE  Apri
Loc. PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE, TARANTO, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
39 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  Area Noci, Alberobello, Martina Franca
The Regional Park of the Ravines of the Earth was established December 20, 2005 by LR n. 18 It extends over 13 municipalities of the Province of Taranto (Ginosa, Laterza, Castellaneta, Mottola, Massafra, Palagiano, Palagianello, Statte, Crispiano, Martina Franca, Montemesola, Grottaglie, S.Marzano) and a municipality in the Province Brindisi (Villa Castelli), for a total of approximately 28,000 hectares. Does not exist elsewhere, in all of Western Europe, an area with a similar concentration of rock settlements and archaeological sites, with natural riches and karst features like relevance, with a comparable wealth of biodiversity. The park is among the tools that the legislation on protected areas provides the means that can enable not only the protection of areas of high natural value, but also the enhancement of the historical and cultural landscape that human settlements and agro-forestry -pastorali have resulted in thousands of years. Consequently, the Park can be the instrument to preserve still traditional activities, although they have contributed to the characteristic values and identification of the places, are destined to disappear otherwise. The ravines are deep rocky gorges to karst, which start from the plateau of the Murgia and head towards the sea, the memory of ancient rivers that today are reformed only occasionally, after heavy rains. The significant heights and slopes of the steep slopes of the ravines, as well as their particular microclimate in the time allowed the preservation of habitat extraordinarily rich, both as flora and fauna as microfauna. The morphological features rugged ravines, the presence of numerous caves with thermal stability and the peculiar microclimate favored human settlement, from the Neolithic period until the 50s, with a strong concentration in the medieval period. Numerous and valuable rock settlements, where the cave-dwellings maintained characteristics of continuity with terraces, planted with orchards. All the material of the excavation of the caves were reused to build the cave-houses, fortifications, and dry stone walls of containment. An ingenious tem for collecting and channeling rainwater in water tanks allowed autonomy; the social sites were related to the processing of agricultural products (crushers, mills) and to religious worship (crypts, churches). Many graves dug in the rocky shoals, witnesses customs rituals of burial of the dead. The impressive rock villages are located in Ginosa, Mottola, Grottaglie, Crispiano, Laterza, Statte, Castellaneta, Massafra, Palagianello, sometimes included in the urban environment. Churches, shrines and crypts are often beautiful icons of Byzantine style, representing the Virgin, Christ Pantocrator, Saints and Martyrs. A Massafra Mottola and you can admire the richest and best preserved examples of pictorial rock art and architecture of these sacred places, excavated in the rock.

SASSI

SASSI  Apri
Loc. SASSI, VIA CASALNUOVO, 257, MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 357 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altamura, Ferrandina, Cassano delle Murge
  Brochure PDF
The Sassi of Matera are the historical center of the city of Matera. Il Sasso Caveoso and the Rock Barisan , along with the district Civita , form a complex nucleus urbano.La city of stone , historic center of Matera dug near the ravine, is actually inhabited at least since the Paleolithic period , some of the artifacts found date back to the thirteenth millennium BC, and many of the homes that go down deep into the soft limestone and often the ravine , have been lived without interruption since the Bronze Age . The first definition of Sasso as district stony village dates back to a document of 1204 . The Sassi of Matera is an urban settlement resulting from various forms of civilization and human activity have occurred over time . From those of the prehistoric ditched villages of the Neolithic period , the habitat of the rock civilization of eastern matrix , which is the substrate urban Sassi , with its trenches, ducts , tanks ; civitas from a western Norman- Swabian , with its fortifications , subsequent expansions accommodation urban renaissance and baroque , and finally hygiene and social degradation of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century displaced with national law provisions in the fifties , until the current recovery began from the 1986 law . The Sassi are really a cultural landscape , to quote the definition with which they were welcomed into the UNESCO World Heritage List . The Barisan Sasso , turned to the north- west edge of the cliff , if we take as reference the Civita , the center of the old city, is the richest ornaments and carved portals that hide the heart of the underground . The Caveoso, looking instead to the south, is laid out like a Roman amphitheater, with the cave dwellings that descend in terraces , and perhaps takes its name from quarries and classical theaters . At the center of the Civita , rocky outcrop that separates the two stones , on top of which is the Cathedral . And finally, in front , on the opposite side of the Gravina of Matera , the plateau of the Murgia which acts as a natural back to this scenario, with numerous cave churches scattered along the slopes of the ravine protected by the institution of the Parco Archeologico delle Chiese rock of Matera , also known as the Park of the Murgia Matera .

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI NOVA

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI NOVA  Apri
Loc. NOVA SIRI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  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

SANTUARIO SANTA MARIA DI ANGLONA

SANTUARIO SANTA MARIA DI ANGLONA  Apri
Loc. TURSI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
27 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
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 DELLA MURGIA MATERANA

PARCO DELLA MURGIA MATERANA  Apri
Loc. PARCO DELLA MURGIA MATERANA, VIA SETTE DOLORI, 10, MATERA MT, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
31 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  Area Ferrandina, Altamura, Cassano delle Murge
Definitely one of the most spectacular rocky landscapes of Italy, which testifies to the ancient relationship between man and nature, is located in Basilicata, Matera a few kilometers away from the border of Puglia. The Regional Park Archaeological Natural History of the Rock Churches of Matera, more simply called the Park of the Murgia Matera, is characterized by a soft rock composed of deep grooves that form the cliffs, gorges, caves, ravines used by the man who took office since the prehistory. It is between the districts placed between the SS 7, the Sp Matera-Ginosa-Montescaglioso and S.S. 175. To the west of Matera, then the perimeter of the park runs on a narrow strip along the course of Gravina di Picciano, starting from the hill at the confluence of the river reaches Bradano. Spectacular is the Gravina di Matera, huge limestone groove that crosses the territory with its twenty kilometers in length reaching just below the village of Montescaglioso. At the bottom of this canyon, flowing stream of the same name whose slow path of the water continues south along the Sassi of Matera, past the village of Montescaglioso beyond which flows into the river Bradano. A suggestive territory, seemingly desolate, but that hides the natural and historical riches of exceptional value. The sides, east and west of Gravina, are substantially different: the first has a morphological structure more complex due to the presence of the town of Matera and always on the same side, farther south, situated on a hill in the town of clay montescaglioso. The second side, uninhabited, is a limestone block devoid of arboreal vegetation in the part closest to the town of Matera, but covered by typical Mediterranean vegetation which are the traces of man rivenibili including rock churches, prehistoric villages of the Neolithic era, jazzi , quarries from which it was extracted the material of construction of the houses of the Sassi, and farms. Today this side, about 8,000 acres, which hides the last stretches of a Mediterranean forest, falls within the boundaries of the Park of the Murgia Matera. And 'the ancient relationship between man and nature that makes this park through the Organization of Management, at the same time protecting a spectacular nature and the works made by human hands over thousands of years by the patient work of the incision. Geographically, the park includes the areas of Tufare, Murgecchia, Murgia Timone, Campo San Acito, Trasano Conca d'Aglio, Murgia Alvino, Bosco del Comune, Selva Malvezzi, Bosco di Lucignano, the Annunziata, Selva Venusio, Murgia St. Agnes, Lamaquacchiola, Agna Ofra, Murgia of St. Andrew and Madonna della Murgia. The unattainable vertical walls of rocks and lush vegetation that grows within the boundaries of the park lead to the formation of natural environments such as to permit the presence of rare bird species. The bird-watchers lucky ones have the opportunity to observe species such as the harrier, red kite, Lanner, the Egyptian vulture. Other birds of prey such as the lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni), living next to humans and nest under the roof of the abandoned houses of the Sassi of Matera or under the tiles of the Benedictine Abbey of Montescaglioso.

SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO

SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO  Apri
Loc. METAPONTO LIDO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
3 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
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

TARANTO

TARANTO  Apri
Loc. TARANTO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
Taranto is one of the provinces of the Apulia region, located in the Salento peninsula in the Gulf of the same name, is washed by two seas (Mar Piccolo and Mar Grande) that gave it the nickname of the city Bimare. This its geographical position was a matter of great importance over the centuries for the Navy. Taranto is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy counts with gardens, ancient villages and is surrounded by beautiful islands. The first group of Taranto dates back to the eighth century BC with the name greek Ta''ras as Spartan colony. In 272 BC Passed under the dominion of the Romans in 90 BC and City Hall became the name of Tarentum. In the Middle Ages it came under the control of the Byzantines, Saracens and Normans. Later it was under the rule of the Angevin and chased (in the sixteenth century) was under the Spaniards. In the eighteenth century it came under the Bourbons, and in 1799 joined the Neapolitan Republic. Later it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy and became an important military port.

SPIAGGIA DI POLICORO

SPIAGGIA DI POLICORO  Apri
Loc. POLICORO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
22 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  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

MATERA

     

MATERA  Apri
Loc. MATERA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
38 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  Area Altamura, Ferrandina, Cassano delle Murge
  Brochure PDF

La Basilicata e' una regione dell'Italia meridionale che si affaccia a sud est sul Mar Ionio e a sud ovest sul Mar Tirreno. Confina a nord e ad est con la Puglia, ad ovest con la Campania e a sud con la Calabria. La regione e' prevalentemente montuosa al centro con vette che superano i 2000 m di quota (la cima piu elevata e' il Monte Pollino 2.267 m), collinare a est e pianeggiante solo per un breve tratto a sudest. La regione ha 2 province: il capoluogo Potenza e Matera. Prima della conquista dei Romani il nome antico della regione era Lucania (dal nome dell'antica popolazione) che venne poi sostituito dall'Imperatore Augusto con Basilicata (deriva dal greco basilikos che significa governatore e principe). Il nome e i confini attuali rimasero inalterati anche con la successiva conquista dei Normanni. Dal 1932 al 1947 il nome della Regione ritorno ad essere ufficialmente Lucania. Oggi il nome e' Basilicata, mentre gli abitanti sono chiamati Lucani. Da vedere: I 'Sassi di Matera': sono quartieri scavati nella roccia e intagliati in un profondo burrone formato dalle pareti di tufo del torrente Gravina. I 'Sassi' sono considerati Patrimonio Mondiale dell'Umanita e sono protetti dall'Unesco. Museo Nazionale della Siritide: si trova a Policoro, in provincia di Matera e comprende materiali provenienti dagli scavi archeologici di Siris e di Heraclea, citta' greca del V secolo, e da localita' della costa lucana. Castello Normanno di Melfi: Nel Castello Normanno dell'XI secolo e' allestito un Museo in cui sono conservati reperti preistorici, materiali tombali, oreficerie, vasi greci. Parco Nazionale del Pollino, condiviso con la Calabria: si estende per 200.000 ettari e comprende 66 Comuni di cui 22 in provincia di Potenza e 2 in provincia di Matera. E' stato istituito come Parco Regionale del Pollino nel 1985 e come Parco Nazionale nel 1990 con l'aggiunta dei territori calabresi (32 comuni sono nella provincia di Crotone). Nel Parco e' possibile visitare vari monumenti e reperti archeologici, ruderi di castelli, di rocche di fortificazione, di conventi, di monasteri, santuari, chiese e cappelle, isole linguistiche di origine albanese. Maratea: in provincia di Potenza, e' una rinomata localita di villeggiatura ed e' l'unico sbocco della regione sul mar Tirreno. Maratea e' chiamata la 'Perla del Tirreno' per la bellezza della sua costa su cui e' situato il porticciolo turistico. E' nota anche come la citta delle 44 chiese, ricche di preziose testimonianze artistiche.

CASTELLO ARAGONESE DI TARANTO

CASTELLO ARAGONESE DI TARANTO  Apri
Loc. CASTELLO ARAGONESE, PIAZZA CASTELLO, 4, TARANTO TA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
37 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 11 mt. a.s.l.  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
The Aragonese castle of Taranto (or Castel Sant'Angelo), deals with its quadrangular and the large central courtyard, the extreme corner of the island on which stands the old town of the city. The first nucleus of the castle dates back to 916, when the Byzantines began the construction of the Rock in protection against attacks by the Saracens and the Republic of Venice. This first fortification consisted of tall, narrow towers, from which they fought with spears, arrows, stones, and hot oil. In 1481 he was made a first fairway, narrower and with sides of the irregular, to allow the passage of small boats and improve the defensibility of the castle. In 1486, Ferdinand II of Aragon commissioned the architect and military engineer Francesco di Giorgio Martini to expand the castle and give it the current structure, in order to replace the type of medieval towers conceived for the defense pouncing. The use of guns in fact following the discovery of gunpowder, needed towers broad and low, circular in shape to cushion the impact of cannon balls, equipped with ramps or slides that allowed the movement of the pieces from a tower to 'other, and come with a large and sturdy railing with specific openings for the guns

CASTELLO DI UGGIANO

CASTELLO DI UGGIANO  Apri
Loc. FERRANDINA MT, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
34 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  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.

WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO

WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO  Apri
Loc. MATERA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
38 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
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.

CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO

CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO  Apri
Loc. MATERA MT, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  Area Altamura, Ferrandina, Cassano delle Murge
The Matera Cathedral was completed in 1270 and built in the Civita, the highest point of the city and see where the first settlement was built of stones, on the site of a Benedictine monastery dedicated to S.Eustachio consecrated in 1082, and , as it was discovered at the beginning of the 900 during the construction work for the foundations of the adjacent building of the archdiocesan seminary, was built on an artificial embankment to further raise its location (remains visible from all points of the ancient city and the the surrounding countryside). During these works were dug deep trenches revealed that in 12 meters, as they went down deep, all the ancient strata living in the city: medieval houses, an early Christian church and houses of the same era, Byzantine artifacts such as coins and remains architetettonici , another plane of Roman houses, tombs with important Greek vases are part of the typical funerary remains of pottery and finally slipped characteristic of the early Iron Age. An X-ray, in short, the ancient life of Matera.

SPIAGGIA DI ROTONDELLA

SPIAGGIA DI ROTONDELLA  Apri
Loc. ROTONDELLA MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
32 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  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

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO  Apri
Loc. METAPONTO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
1 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  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.

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO  Apri
Loc. TURSI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
34 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
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.

TERRE TARENTINE DOP

TERRE TARENTINE DOP  Apri
Loc. TARANTO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 15 mt. a.s.l.  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
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The extra virgin olive oil Terre Tarentine is an olive oil with Protected Designation of Origin obtained from olives of the Leccino, Coratina, Ogliarola and Frantoio present alone or together, in varying percentages between them and for no less than 80 %. The remaining 20% are other minor varieties present in the olive groves of the production area. It is characterized by the color yellow green, smooth flowing media, a fruity flavor with medium bitterness and a slight spicy. It can be an excellent dressing on pasta with vegetables, but also meat dishes and fish. Harvesting operations should be carried out in the period of the year between the months of October and January, using procedures which post drupes directly from the plant, while the transport to the mill must be on the same day of collection, using containers that guarantee the integrity of the olives. Before milling, the olives may remain in the mill for up to 72 hours in rigid containers and ventilated seats in cool and ventilated. The oil extraction admits only the use of drinking water and the use of traditional mechanical and physical processes, which do not alter the characteristics of the product. The oil can be stored in a cool and dry at a temperature between 14 C and 20 C, away from heat sources. The extra virgin olive oil Terre Tarentine is produced with olives grown and processed in the towns of Taranto, Ginosa, Laterza, Castellaneta, Palagianello, Palagiano, Mottola, Massafra, Crispiano, Statte, Martina Franca, Monteiasi and Montemesola. Olive growing in the area began to work Messapi in the tenth century BC, but it was with the subsequent colonization Greek and Phoenician that olive cultivation was more widespread and extraction techniques were perfected. In the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto you can see craters and amphorae painted with mythological scenes in which the olive is the protagonist.

SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO

SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO  Apri
Loc. BERNALDA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
<1 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 3 mt. a.s.l.  Area Metaponto, Lido di Metaponto, Pisticci
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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 .

ROTONDELLA

ROTONDELLA  Apri
Loc. ROTONDELLA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
34 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  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.

LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO

LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO  Apri
Loc. LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO, POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
44 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
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.

CRACO

CRACO  Apri
Loc. CRACO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
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 .

CRIPTA DEL PECCATO ORIGINALE

CRIPTA DEL PECCATO ORIGINALE  Apri
Loc. STRADA STATALE 7, MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 348 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altamura, Cassano delle Murge, Ferrandina
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A few kilometers from Matera, along the ancient Appian Way , in one of the ravines that run through the plateau of the Murgia , is one of the most charming places in Southern Italy : the Crypt of the Original Sin . In a rocky hollow overlooking the limestone cliff of the skilful hand of the Painter of Flowers of Matera narrated scenes from the Old and New Testament in a cycle of frescoes dating back to the ninth century . A.D. . Rediscovery back in May of 1963 by a group of young enthusiasts Matera , a shelter for the flocks Crypt of the Original Sin has become one of the must-see stops on a visit to the city of the Sassi. An exemplary restoration , commissioned by the Foundation Ze'tema of Matera and created with the help of the ' Institute for Conservation and Restoration , returned the extraordinary frescoes of the crypt to full fruition . Through a lights - sounds, a visit to the Sistine Chapel of the rock wall painting is the perfect fusion between emotion and culture.

WWF: OASI BOSCO DI POLICORO

WWF: OASI BOSCO DI POLICORO  Apri
Loc. POLICORO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
29 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
Altitude: 64 mt. a.s.l.  Area Rotondella, Nova Siri, Policoro
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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.

CLEMENTINA DEL GOLFO DI TARANTO I.G.P.

CLEMENTINA DEL GOLFO DI TARANTO I.G.P.  Apri
Loc. TARANTO TA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
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The first introductions of citrus species in the province of Taranto can be traced back to the eighteenth century, but since 1900 we are witnessing the spread of citrus cultivation. The area in which the denomination has its center of gravity, both geographically and socio - economic, in the municipalities of the province of Taranto overlooking the Gulf. In the '50s, with the start of the land reform, thanks to the procurement, collection and creation of adequate water for irrigation, cultivation of citrus begins the process of expansion and specialization to take on the connotation of today's leading crop in the defined area. The warm, sunny climate and low humidity of the area that overlooks the Gulf of Taranto has a positive effect on the processes of growth and ripening of the fruit and the acquisition of excellent quality, in terms of color, flavor and shelf life.

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI  Apri
Loc. MARINA DI PISTICCI MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
9 Km from TAVOLE PALATINE
  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

Excursions and attractions in BASILICATA close to METAPONTO MATERA, ITALY Metaponto Lido di Metaponto Pisticci: 'CHIESA RUPESTRE DI MADONNA DELL'IDRIS'   'TURSI'   'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE'   'SASSI'   'SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI NOVA'   'SANTUARIO SANTA MARIA DI ANGLONA'   'PARCO DELLA MURGIA MATERANA'   'SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO'   'TARANTO'   'SPIAGGIA DI POLICORO'   'MATERA'   'CASTELLO ARAGONESE DI TARANTO'   'CASTELLO DI UGGIANO'   'WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO'   'CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO'   'SPIAGGIA DI ROTONDELLA'   'MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO'   'TERRE TARENTINE DOP'   'SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO'   'ROTONDELLA'   'LAGO DI MONTE COTUGNO'   'CRACO'   'CRIPTA DEL PECCATO ORIGINALE'   'WWF: OASI BOSCO DI POLICORO'   'CLEMENTINA DEL GOLFO DI TARANTO I.G.P.'   'SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI'  

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.