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Miglionico, Province of Matera, Basilicata

A lively holiday destination, the town rises on a high hill amid olive trees, vineyards, orchards and vegetable gardens, between the valleys of the Bradano and Basento rivers.

Info

  • Population: about 2,400 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 75010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0835
  • Demonym: miglionichesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Pietro celebrated on 29 June.

History

Miglionico was for a long time a fiefdom of the Sanseverino family and subsequently, in the 16th century it was allotted to Ettore Fieramosca, the famous condottiere of the Barletta challenge.

What to see

  • The Castle of Malconsiglio, a massive fortiress possibly built by the Normans.
  • The church of Santa Maria Maggiore, with a 13th-century portal and a Romanesque belltower, partly renovated in the Renaissance period, hosting a fine late-15th century polyptych by Cima da Conegliano and 18 panel paintings in the Baroque style.
  • The San Giuliano Oasis, an artificial lake formed by the Bradano river, surrounded by woods offering shelter to migratory birds.

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