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Chiaromonte, Province of Potenza, Basilicata

The town lies in the beautiful countryside between the Sinni and Serrapotamo rivers, among orchards, vineyards and forested areas.

Info

  • Population: about 2,200 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 85032
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0973
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Provinces of Basilicata
Basilicata region
Matera | Potenza

History

The area was already inhabited in the Iron Age, and excavations in the San Pasquale district have revealed the existing of burials of the Bronze Age (9th century BC) of the town. In the early Middle Ages it was a fortified borough of the Lombards and later an important stronghold under the Byzantine rulers; then from 1309 until the suppression of the feudal system in 1808 it was a fiefdom of the Sanseverino family.

What to see

  • 18th-century Palazzo Giura, surrounded by a park where ruins of the walls of the ancient Sanseverino castle can be seen.

Where to stay