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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.

Info

  • 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
Basilicata region
Matera | Potenza