Lagonegro, Province of Potenza, Basilicata
Provinces of Basilicata
- Population: about 6,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 85042
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0973
It is today a lively cultural and commercial center, as well as a tourist resort for the lovers of mountain climate. As for most of Southern Italy, a large part of the population emigrated first to Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, then after WW2 to France, Germany and Piedmont.
What to see
- The church of San Cataldo probably built on a previous temple to Juno, with a fresco on the facade representing the Final Judgment by Antonio Cascini (1824) and an ancient portal decorated in stuccos. Inside works of the Cascini family, local artists of the 19th century.
- The Lago Laudemio, a fine summer destination and also a skiing resort in winter