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CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO

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LA FORESTA MERCADANTE

LA FORESTA MERCADANTE  Apri
Loc. FORESTA DI MERCADANTE, S.S. 98, KM35, CASSANO DELLE MURGE BA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
26 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  Area Acquaviva delle Fonti, Altamura, Casamassima
The Forest (currently 1,300 hectares) was built to defend Bari from recurring flood disasters. Seventy years ago it was finished planting the Forest Mercadante, now, now, the lung of Bari. In the last three decades, many advances have been recorded, but the most important of all was the confirmation of the interest tourism, closely linked to the increase of the forest, with assiduous care and patient work of three generations, has become the main attraction cassanese and deserves, therefore, to be better known and illustrated. Everyone knows that in the west of Bari there was the mouth of the river Picone who impaludava in the area between the city and the peninsula of San Cataldo; swamp at the beginning of '500 the Duchess of Bari, Isabella of Aragon-Sforza, tried in vain to reclaim, by opening the appropriate access to the sea. The river, meandering through the territories of Cassano, Sannicandro Bitritto, Carbonara Bari, flowed into the center of the creek between Bari and San Cataldo, where he completed the wall of the toll gates erected after 1868 the entrance to the Via Nazionale to Foggia and Naples. His bed, about 35 km long, consists of a long succession of blades dug into the earth's crust, filled with thriving vineyards. But the increase in building of the twentieth century has almost completely erased. The most serious flood in 1567 wiped out all the works carried out over time under a huge blanket of mud and debris. So the quagmire became larger, insidious and unhealthy than ever, took the name of Marisabella to remember the ill-fated attempt of the Duchess Sforza. The 'flood swept February 1905 in Bari, causing 18 dead and thousands homeless and disasters that caught the attention of the competent authorities. The scourge was repeated, with new extremely high damage and other victims, on 3 and September 5, 1915; but there was a terrible war with its pressing needs, and the new disaster gave rise only to long controversy and inadequate half-measures with which pulled forward until the tragic November 6, 1926, when a storm ever seen, after sweeping the 'inadequate trench dam, side swept across the south-west of the capital, submerging under a mass of muddy water up to 60 cm high. and, unfortunately, with another 19 dead and 50 injured! The government of the time, promptly took to heart the question in all its social, geographical, meteorological and economic, and the results of the studies of the various departments concerned, it was decided to detour dell'infausto stream. With thoughtful concern, the Department of Agriculture of Bari and the Agricultural Inspectorate, together with the control of the Forest Service, they prepared the plan for the expropriation of the Royal Decree 12/30/1926 n. 3287: Measures to be taken to the river basin Picone, depending on the flood-up area and in the province of Bari, bordered to the north by the provincial Cassano Altamura, to the east with the locality of Female Life to the West with the of Chiummo (ie small) and lord.

CASAMASSIMA

CASAMASSIMA  Apri
Loc. CASAMASSIMA BARI, ITALY - PUGLIA  Navigatore
42 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  Area Rutigliano, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Bari
Perched on a hillside, 18 km from Bari, Casamassima was known in the past as the crossroads of Apulia . To give it this name , the strategic location that puts you at the center of the region. The Municipality represented , in fact, an important road connecting the capital of the empire , Rome, Taranto. The territory of Casamassima covers an area of 7,741 acres , the natural end of the Murgia of Bari . Characteristic and of great interest is the Lama San Giorgio , about 10 hectares of forest, covering discontinuous tree layer which is made from various kinds of oaks, a micro- region environment in which they survive plant and animal species unique in the world , many of which are endangered . Still unexplored , however, is the karst landscape with its huge underground caves , characterized by stalactites and stalagmites. Noteworthy , in the territory , including the prehistoric : the menhirs or standing stones and specchie . The first are megaliths of irregular shape , sometimes close to the conical or cylindrical shape , for the most left rough and driven into the ground as they were obelisks . Their meaning and function they had originally , scholars are divided between them . Specchie are , however, piles of stones of varying sizes, some thousands of years, scattered in the woods for a long time remained isolated agro and when those areas were transformed into cultures. It is not inconceivable that , under the specchie , were the tombs of warriors and leaders of armies, who died in battle .

CHIESA RUPESTRE DI MADONNA DELL'IDRIS

CHIESA RUPESTRE DI MADONNA DELL'IDRIS  Apri
Loc. MATERA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
<1 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
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 .

ALTAMURA

ALTAMURA  Apri
Loc. ALTAMURA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
20 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  Area Cassano delle Murge, Matera, Acquaviva delle Fonti
The city of Altamura is located inland in the province of Bari , near the border with Basilicata. Fossil finds , some of which are outstanding as Altamura man , evidence of human presence in this area 400,000 years before Christ . In 500 BC were built the megalithic walls that gave the town its name ( High Walls ) . There was a long period of domination , which ended the arrival of Frederick II ( 1232), who gave new impetus to the city by building a Cathedral and repopulating it with Arab , Greek and Jewish . In that period, the characteristic layout of the city , with the cloisters , small squares surrounded by alleys . Subsequently, Altamura underwent several dominions , including the Orsini , who built mansions and convents. In 1531 , the inhabitants of Altamura undertake to pay 20,000 ducats needed to set their own city from the yoke of feudalism. The city saw a particularly between 1500 and 1700 , until in 1748 it was set up within its walls the University who helped to spread the ideals of equality and freedom promoted by the French Revolution . Because of this new spirit , when in 1799 the city was besieged and sacked by the Holy Faith , citizenship gave birth to a long endurance. E ' for this reason that the historians of the early twentieth century, still animated by the spirit of the Risorgimento , gave the city the nickname of Lioness of Puglia . In the following years Altamura housed the Court of Appeal in the Land of Bari and the seat of the Provisional Government of Puglia.Suggestivo is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Good way : was a refuge for travelers on the road that once led to Bari , as well as a place of worship to stop to pray. Of great interest is also the State Archaeological Museum : inside are kept many of the findings of the cave Lamalunga , tools and kits late Middle Ages . The famous Altamura man , a human fossil lived between 250,000 and 400,000 years ago, can be visited in the Visitor Center Altamura Man at Masseria Ragone . In a cave four kilometers from the town were discovered footprints of dinosaurs that lived in this land about 70 million years ago. Anyone visiting Altamura will take the memory, taste and smell of the PDO bread, so good to be served as a meal and not as a complement .

PARCO REGIONALE GALLIPOLI COGNATO PICCOLE DOLOMITI LUCANE

PARCO REGIONALE GALLIPOLI COGNATO PICCOLE DOLOMITI LUCANE  Apri
Loc. ACCETTURA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
44 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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.

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI  Apri
Loc. MARINA DI PISTICCI MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
44 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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

CRACO

CRACO  Apri
Loc. CRACO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
36 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
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 .

SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO

SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO  Apri
Loc. METAPONTO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
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 .

WWF: OASI ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI

WWF: OASI ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI  Apri
Loc. ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI - PUGLIA  Navigatore
32 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  Area Casamassima, Cassano delle Murge, Rutigliano
  Brochure PDF
The Oasis Gioacchino Carone is located in the town of Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba) . The area of 2.5 hectares , spread along the right bank of a channel called blade Baron . Interesting is the presence of a dense shrub vegetation of considerable interest. The aim of the group is to maintain and improve this strip of vegetation that , along with the rest of the bed of the channel , which is also similar characteristics , have now taken on the character of rarity throughout the province of Bari and Apulia in general. environment Interesting is the presence of a dense shrub vegetation of considerable interest primarily to the presence of Kermes oak , are also common gorse , as well as the cistus of Montpellier in large size . There is a considerable presence of birds such as warblers and in particular of Warbler , Whitethroat , Blackcap and other species such as robin , Stonechat , blue, great, serins , finches . In summer it is possible to observe several examples of kestrel, kestrel and red-footed falcon intent to hunt in the surrounding areas . The aim of the group is to maintain and improve this strip of vegetation that , along with the rest of the bed of the channel is also similar characteristics , have now taken on the character of rarity throughout the province of Bari and Apulia in general .

WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO

WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO  Apri
Loc. GROTTOLE MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
11 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
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.

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE  Apri
Loc. PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE, TARANTO, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
43 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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.

MATERA

     

MATERA  Apri
Loc. MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
1 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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.

ARANCIA DURETTA DEL GARGANO

ARANCIA DURETTA DEL GARGANO  Apri
Loc. PUGLIA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
Altitude: 382 mt. a.s.l.  Area Grotte di Castellana, Castellana Grotte, Alberobello
The IGP Arancia del Gargano has a spherical shape and a size not overly large. The flavor is sweet and distinctive aroma. Distinguishing factors of the product are the ripening period (late April-May and also August) and the high preservation that allowed these oranges, in the past, to be transported for 30 and even 40 days and arrive intact in Chicago or New York. Since ancient times, The reputation of the Gargano IGP had transcended regional borders and was mentioned in the works of several authors, including the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio. Since the 1700s Gargano citrus fruits become protagonists of a procession that is still held every year in February, in honor of St. Valentine, the patron saint of citrus groves, during which they bless the plants and the fruits of oranges and lemons. Holds numerous records, photographs, poster, posters, demonstrating the fame even internationally from these unique fruit from the Gargano. The first historic references on citrus growing in the area dates back to 1003, thanks to Melo, Prince of Bari, who, wanting to show the Normans the rich production of the Gargano, sent in Normandy the knobs citrine of Gargano, corresponding to melangolo (bitter orange). In the seventeenth century they traded large citrus in the towns of Vico del Gargano and Rodi Garganico with the Venetians. These intense trade continued even in the nineteenth century, and The reputation of the Gargano IGP even reached other European countries and America. The interior of the oranges can be eaten fresh, or squeezed into wedges, or as an ingredient in salads or as a garnish. The oranges can also be cooked as constituents of refined dishes in sweet-sour or used as an alternative for drinks, liqueurs and candied fruit. To peel them to live, you may want to go down with a boxcutter, trying to eliminate as much as possible is the white part of the peel, and the peel until you reach the pulp. With the tip of the knife will then go to separate a slice at a time: in this way the skins of the pulp that divides the cloves will come off easily.

PARCO DELLA MURGIA MATERANA

PARCO DELLA MURGIA MATERANA  Apri
Loc. MATERA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
6 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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.

TRICARICO

TRICARICO  Apri
Loc. TRICARICO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
40 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
Altitude: 652 mt. a.s.l.  Area Accettura, San Mauro Forte, Acerenza
Oriental flavors , influences Norman and medieval forms intertwine to compose Tricarico , a town of about 6000 inhabitants in the province of Matera , in the heart of Basilicata. Located 698 meters above sea level, covers a vast and extremely rich, varied lines and colors: mostly mountainous , with maximum odds over 1000 meters , is covered with dense forests of oaks and oak trees but also includes soft valleys and meadows. Among the most interesting examples of tree is the old oak that lives between the districts and Calle San Marco, which, with its 600 years of age has become part of the natural monuments of the region. In addition to the core , Tricarico includes many constellations of villages scattered around the countryside , where families are devoted mainly to herding and agriculture. Encourage them to contribute to the climate , mild as you'd expect from the southern areas of Italy : the average temperature in January, the coldest month , rarely go down to well below zero , and also the summers remain pleasantly cool . Places of worship, palaces, archaeological excavations and lively squares : Tricarico are countless historical and artistic treasures that make it a worthy goal to be savored slowly , taking every corner and every detail. To see the Convento del Carmine , with its beautiful frescoes, and the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta , built at the behest of Robert II Guiscard , site of the coronation of Louis I of Anjou, King of Naples in 1383 . Among the oldest buildings stand the walls , with their ancient gates : port Fountain dates back to the thirteenth century and still retains the stone hinges once, while the others are the doors of the Mount, the Rabata' , the Saracen and Beccarie . The latter has two small niches with a shelf , where once you incastravano Lanterns allowed to enter the city at night. Even the Norman tower is very ancient , but still impressive : 27 meters high , with walls 5 meters thick, offers a breathtaking setting for those who have the courage to climb it . In addition, if you stand on the stone that is right in the center of the roof , you hear your own voice echoing as if in a cave. Among the civil buildings in there are the Doge's Palace , now the seat of the Archaeological Museum , and numerous mansions built between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. The presence of an important archaeological museum is justified by the abundance of excavations that were carried out in the area, many of which are observable outdoors on the site itself : the case of the archaeological areas of the Serra del Cedro , a city of Lucania of the sixth century BC, and Piano della Civita , instead dating to the fourth century BC Also interesting is the establishment of Calle, from Roman times , with an old thermal plant , and the Roman villa at Sant'Agata with His precious mosaic floor . But the historical record is perhaps the most exciting of Tricarico represented by simple alleys of the center , which follow different trends depending on whether they belong to a neighborhood of Arab origin or Norman . The Arab areas of Rabata' or Saracen have a labyrinth structure , with main roads that branch out from the back streets , while the areas of Mount Norman and the Plan have a regular plan , with streets laid out at right angles , moves from the alleys and stairways steep. It is interesting to note the presence of the gardens and terraced gardens that were created by the Saracens and which are still in use today .

SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO

SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO  Apri
Loc. METAPONTO LIDO MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
39 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
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

TAVOLE PALATINE

TAVOLE PALATINE  Apri
Loc. BERNALDA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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.

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO  Apri
Loc. MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  Area Bernalda, Lido di Metaponto, Pisticci
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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.

SAN MAURO FORTE

SAN MAURO FORTE  Apri
Loc. SAN MAURO FORTE - BASILICATA  Navigatore
37 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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.

SASSI

SASSI  Apri
Loc. SASSI, VIA CASALNUOVO, 257, MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
<1 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
Altitude: 357 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altamura, Ferrandina, Cassano delle Murge
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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 .

PANE DI ALTAMURA DOP

PANE DI ALTAMURA DOP  Apri
Loc. ALTAMURA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
18 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  Area Cassano delle Murge, Matera, Acquaviva delle Fonti
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Altamura bread is a product of traditional bakery of Altamura, in the province of Bari. It is obtained by the use of groats (very rich in gluten) rimacinate of varieties of durum wheat grown in the municipalities of Murgia. In July 2003, at the European level, the bread of Altamura was recognized brand designation of origin (PDO). Cooked in traditional ovens wood and stone, Altamura bread is distinguished by its fragrance and its taste. It has a crisp crust and a soft crumb pale yellow. It comes in two traditional forms; the first locally called U sckuane'te (overlapped bread), is high, crossed over, the other lower, locally referred to as' a cappidde Father de simone (priest's hat). The defined geographical area of the grains are grown comprises the municipalities of Altamura, Gravina di Puglia, Poggiorsini, Spinazzola and Minervino Murge in the province of Bari. And the production area of Altamura bread only includes the administrative territory of the City of Altamura, near Bari.

CASTELLO DI UGGIANO

CASTELLO DI UGGIANO  Apri
Loc. FERRANDINA MT, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
23 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
  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.

CRIPTA DEL PECCATO ORIGINALE

CRIPTA DEL PECCATO ORIGINALE  Apri
Loc. STRADA STATALE 7, MATERA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
4 Km from CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO CAVEOSO
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.

Excursions and attractions in BASILICATA close to MATERA Altamura Ferrandina Cassano delle Murge: 'LA FORESTA MERCADANTE'   'CASAMASSIMA'   'CHIESA RUPESTRE DI MADONNA DELL'IDRIS'   'ALTAMURA'   'PARCO REGIONALE GALLIPOLI COGNATO PICCOLE DOLOMITI LUCANE'   'SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI PISTICCI'   'CRACO'   'SITO ARCHEOLOGICO MATAPONTO'   'WWF: OASI ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI'   'WWF: OASI LAGO DI SAN GIULIANO'   'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE'   'MATERA'   'ARANCIA DURETTA DEL GARGANO'   'PARCO DELLA MURGIA MATERANA'   'TRICARICO'   'SPIAGGIA DI METAPONTO LIDO'   'TAVOLE PALATINE'   'MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI METAPONTO'   'SAN MAURO FORTE'   'SASSI'   'PANE DI ALTAMURA DOP'   'CASTELLO DI UGGIANO'   'CRIPTA DEL PECCATO ORIGINALE'  

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.