Avigliano (Basilicata): what to see

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What to see in Avigliano, a medieval town inhabited since Roman times and part of the mountain community of the upper Basento, an itinerary including the castle located in Lagopesole and the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine.


Tourist information

Walking through the historic center of Avigliano, you can immediately notice the buildings dating back to the medieval period, with their characteristic stone portals.

Among the main monuments and places of interest is certainly the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, also known as the Church of the Reformed, built in Baroque style and with two naves inside, where some valuable works are preserved.


Just outside the inhabited center is the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine, located on a slight elevation but in a beautiful panoramic position.

What see

Avigliano includes many hamlets, including Castel Lagopesole, which is the most important from a tourist point of view, in which the homonymous Castle built on behalf of Frederick II of Swabia is located, probably above the remains of a previous Norman building, on top to a hill in a dominant position with respect to the underlying Vitalba Valley.

The manor is characterized by a quadrangular plan, with towers at the corners and with the keep in the center, offset from the rest of the structure.

The Palatine chapel, located inside the castle, is in Romanesque style with a semicircular apse.

The castle is currently home to cultural activities and the Antiquarium, a place that collects medieval remains found during excavations in the minor courtyard.

Passeggiata ad Avigliano (Basilicata) (November 2021)


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