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This accommodation is located in the inner suburbs of Potenza town (Basilicata region) in a complex of a lovely houses surrounded by the country; supermarket & shops 10 min on foot; 10-15 mins far from the old centre by car or 30 mins by escalators.
It is the ideal location year-round, for children as well, to spent your free time in activities such as swimming, riding bikes or horses, hiking, skiing after fantastic tour in the area.
During spring time and summer you can relax in the hammock while you're sipping an Italian wine shrouded in a scent of roses & honeysuckle.
In winter it is wonderful relaxing near a wood burning fire.
SEE following (or ask us) for some touristic informations and main events.
TOURISTIC INFORMATIONS about area and region.
- Some details about origins & mores in POTENZA.
Potenza, a modern city in Southern Italy, was built on a hill more than 800 metres a.s.l.
It was inhabited till the IV century B.C probably after destruction of the close village of Serra di Vaglio, whose ruins are still visible. Under the Roman domination it was an important municipality as showed by S.Vito’s Bridge and the Roman villa (nearby accommodation) .
The archaeological sites dating back to the native Lucanians to the Greek colonisation of southern Italy and the later Roman cities. METAPONTO, by the Ionion coast, is close to the ruins of the Greek city of Metapontum. More ruins can be visited at VENOSA and GRUMENTO.
- Places within walking distance: biking and walking on dedicated path (Parcomondo near house) or in rural zone around villa; tennis courts; shops, bars, supermarkets, restaurants, churches.
-SOME PLACES WITHIN 30 MINS DRIVING from PZ, Basilicata:
•PANTANO LAKE Area of Pignola (15' away) has WWF reserve area, a beautiful Air Base with flying school for flying ultra light planes, renting bike and roller blades, skating rinks,indoor&outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and good restaurants
•RIFREDDO(20') boasts wonderful woods
•LAGOPESOLE CASTLE (25’) was the hunting reserve of Frederick II. In summer is a set of music concerts & folk shows
•BRINDISI DI MONTAGNA and GRANCIA FOREST (25')- Park “La Grancia” in a wonderful natural scenery below an ancient castle a path, crosses the forest, leads to a wide amphitheatre where, in summertime every August, a show represents the story of the farmers’ raising in Basilicata, known as ‘Brigantaggio’. The spectacular special effects, are extremely thrilling
•The old town of CAMPOMAGGIORE (30’) is the set of aerial show dance every August.
- Some places more than 40min drive from Potenza: -Province of Potenza
•PIETRAPERTOSA e CASTELMEZZANO(40 min) dramatically-situated villages high (Lucanian Dolomites).You can try FLYGHT OF THE ANGEL, UNIQUE in ITALY, by a mile-long metal cable suspended between two peaks across the valley (SEE YOU TUBE) usually from last weekend of April to mid September. NEW from 2013: you can 'FLYGHT' TOGETHER another person for maximum 150kg total weight!
•ACERENZA is one of the “I borghi più belli d’Italia” (i.e. The one among beautiful medieval villages in Italy) and has got a majestic cathedral. Here takes place an historical parade of medieval knights on 11th, 12th August
•MELFI: an ancient town with an imposing Frederick II's Castle containing an archaeological museum; on the occasion of Pentecost in May ( 18th, 19th May 2013) takes place “La festa dello Spirito Santo” (The feast of the Holy Spirit) and in October (26-27 Ott 2013) an International Conference of Falconry
•VENOSA, native land of Latin poet Horatius, with the suggestive Abbey of the SS. Trinità never finished and the Archaeological Park
•MONTICCHIO LAKES placed in the centre of ancient volcanoes’ double crater of Vulture Mount
•MARATEA with steep slopes to the blue sea and a gargantuan statue of Christ and RIVELLO hill-town
•On the Basilicata IONIAN COASTS: beaches of the finest sand and extensive green pine forests.
•The POLLINO NATIONAL PARK, the greatest Italian protected park
•PERTUSILLO’s LAKE and DAM and SPINOSO village upper the lake
On Campania region border
•PERTOSA CAVES with DANTE's INFERNO show & Certosa Palace
- - - - - - -SOME EVENTS - - - - -
Every 14 February: Saint's Valentine's nights in Abriola 45 mins away.
CARNIVAL events in Satriano di Lucania (20mins away), Tricarico, Lavello,…
The HOLY WEEK is marked by Sacred Performance sometimes every year for centuries, in POTENZA and in villages at the foot of Mount Vulture:
- Atella: Via Crucis Costumed Parade (Thursday before Easter).
- Barile, Maschito & Venosa: Via Crucis Pageant (Good Friday).
- Rionero in Vulture: Via Crucis Pageant (Saturday before Easter).
29th May – the TURK'S PARADE during Saint’s day patron feast in POTENZA.
The BASILICATA'S ARBOREAL CERIMONIES are from May to September. An archaic hymn to the fertility of the soil and life through the “matrimonio dell’albero” (marriage of a tree) between the top and the trunk of a tree.
2nd July – La Madonna della Bruna a MATERA (1 hour away), a great Madonna’s Procession
- Summer show (until the end of September) in Lagopesole Castle, old town of Campomaggiore, La Grancia Forest,.....
During August month take place some historical parade of medieval knights in Acerenza ( 11th, 12th August 2013), Banzi (17th), Forenza (16th), Muro Lucano (10th, 11st).
From May to September (3rd Sunday of the month) OLD MARKET things of the past in the downtown of POTENZA.
In August and all around Autumn season there are a lot of Taste’s Events.
On 4th- 6th OCTOBER enjoy the AGLIANICA WINE FESTIVAL in an old town (it changes every year) in Potenza Province)
CHESTNUT Festivals in Rapolla, Melfi, Rionero, Pietrapertosa.
Enjoy typical southern italian cribbs during CHRISTMAS time in Potenza and in a lot of village of Basilicata region!