Avigliano, Province of Potenza, Basilicata
This mainly agricultural town on the Apennine uplands was once an important centre for woodwork and cutlery artisans. A recent earthquake in 1980 caused wide damages to the ancient buildings.
- Population: about 12,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 85021
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0971
What to see
- The Baroque church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with a fine left portal, hosting inside paintings by Girolamo Cenatiempo, Girolamo Bresciano and Filippo Ceppaluni.
- The small hamlet of Lagopesole, which was a hunting resort for emperor Frederick II of Swabia (1242-50) who built here a rich castle, with a fine private mansion inside.
Where to stay
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Provinces of Basilicata
Matera | Potenza