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Pietrapertosa

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Pietrapertosa
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Pietrapertosa
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Pietrapertosa, the ancient Pietraperciata (i.e. perforated stone, for a large rock knocked down from side to side) seems to have arisen in the VIII century b.c. by the Pelasgi. The Pelasgi remained until the arrival of the Greeks, that from the coast is pushed toward the inside to bring their goods and their manufactured articles. Gave a new form to the village: the sistemarono to amphitheater at the foot of the rocks, well sheltered from three sides, widening the defensive system created by the Pelasgi. At the time of the invasions of Hannibal, Pietrapertosa came the Romans, drove out the Greeks and did the country their Curtis and their Oppidum. Built bridges and roads and left the remembrance of their language that we find in the dialect pietrapertosano, words and phrases in Latin, even if volgarizzate, as Scola, pupa, Longa, Crai, pscrai. With the fall of Rome began the barbarian invasions to Pietrapertosa. Were the Goths and the Longobards, were the Byzantines with Lucas who remained masters of this territory for more than twenty years. Then came another people, that Norman with which Pietrapertosa has a period of power and splendour. The Normanno-Svevo castle, dominating from the top of the rocks the country and le Contrade, preserves the memory of one of their Queen: the great constancy of Altavilla, mother of Federico II. Being the country well fortified and protected is passed to the construction of the first public buildings and civilians. The accounts moved in the town and at the walls we had to build their palaces, of which still today you can admire the marvelous portals, just along the track of the portals.

On the slopes of the Castle develops the nucleus of the first formation of the inhabited center current, of medieval formation, that keeps, still today the ancient Saracen name of Rabata. Its name dates back to the ancient Arab rulers, which guided by King Bomar, here you annidarono in 838 and made it their fortress. Warriors, nomads and Saracens, built, their rozze dwellings, similar to true and own fortresses. Arranged in rows from the top downwards, adapt to the profile of the terrain, so much so that, very often, and leaned against the rock, the use as a wall. Had a rectangular shape, with only two openings formed in the shorter sides: the entrance door low and narrow and the other opening that entered in the hostel, from where you could escape in case of danger. Had neither camino nor window but a hole in the roof acted as a chimney and skylight the so-called "cirnale". The stone walls were without plaster and coverage in stone slabs. They were always placed on a high stairs of access.

Worth a visit the Mother Church of San Giacomo, the Convent of San Francesco and the Castle. The Parco delle Dolomiti Lucane, between Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano, offers a charming panoramas and paths for excursions and adventures amidst nature, such as the Via Ferrata, the Nepalese bridge, the path of the seven stones and the Flight of the Angel.

The last one is a steel cable suspended between the peaks of the two countries, Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano. It is an attractor of new conception that allows a fruition innovative environmental heritage by responding to a new requirement and to a new way of understanding the recreation and leisure,tended increasingly to live new experiences and to seek new emotions. An adventure in contact with nature and a unique landscape, discovering the true soul of the territory. Linked with all security from a suitable sling and attached to a steel cable you can try for a few minutes the thrill of flight, a fantastic adventure, unique in Italy but also in the world for the beauty of the landscape and the maximum height of overflying. The thrill of flight you can try on two different lines whose difference is respectively of 118m and 130m. The first, called San Martino, part from Pietrapertosa (share of departure 1020m) and arrives at Castelmezzano (share of arrival 859m), after path 1.415m, reaching a maximum speed of 110km/h. The fishing line, instead, will allow you to jump from Castelmezzano (share of departure 1019m) and arrive at Pietrapertosa (share of arrival 888m) by tapping the 120km/h on a distance of 1,452 meters.

The path of the seven stones, instead, is a path made of stone and technology, the rocks speak thanks to the memory of a popular history. Tell the story of Vito taken from a love spell, made by a beautiful witch.

The Municipality of Pietrapertosa
Province of Potenza
Basilicata Region

inhabitants: 1.032
Altitude center: 1088 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Protected natural areas:
Park of Gallipoli Cognato - Piccole Dolomiti Lucane

Potenza: trip to Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa

Lo splendido scenario delle Dolomiti Lucane, tra valli, rocce, scalinate, salsicce, crostole al miele ed il Volo dell’Angelo.

Next or present Events

  • The Du' Masc Festival
    13-06-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-06-13 2019-06-13 Europe/Rome The Du' Masc Festival This is an arboreal rite dedicated to St. Anthony of Padova Pietrapertosa

    This is an arboreal rite dedicated to St. Anthony of Padova

  • The Feast of Mascio
    16-06-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-06-16 2019-06-16 Europe/Rome The Feast of Mascio the Sunday following 13 June as devotion to Saint Anthony of Padua is celebrated the feast of mascio, a rite that has been repeated for decades. In fact, still today, people similarly to that of yesterday plays this cult arboreal though mutated in meaning and function. The feast of Mascio is articulated in three phases that mark the principal moments of complex scenic action-ceremonial. In the first phase is shot a Cerro, standard tree previously identified and recognized the king of the forest. In the second phase is felled another shaft: a holly, chosen among the most wealthy branches and sheets, said top: the Queen de Bosco. The day of slaughter and transport of the top takes place at the same time also the transport of the tree that, meanwhile, has already been deprived of branches and bark. The Cerro or May, is dragged from different pariglie of oxen; while the top is brought into the country with the crown placed on the yoke of two young cows. The transport processional of the two shafts is without doubt the most spectacular and involving and allows anyone to join, with a good dose of participation on the various actions and tensions that the same transport generates. The third step is carried out in the country where the two shafts are triumphantly introduced and welcomed with great joy, expressed from concerts and supply of wine and biscuits to all present. The next day the carriage, the May and the top are engaged one to the other, almost to symbolize a sort of marriage between the two plants. In the morning it plays the part more properly religious and Christian of the procession of the statue of S. Antonio for the main streets of the village. The last stage of the statue is before the convent of S. Francis. In the meantime the may begins to be erected with techniques that use physical work, in this case with the ropes. The afternoon finally takes place the final phase with the climb. Pietrapertosa

    the Sunday following 13 June as devotion to Saint Anthony of Padua is celebrated the feast of mascio, a rite that has been repeated for decades. In fact, still today, people similarly to that of yesterday plays this cult arboreal though mutated in meaning and function. The feast of Mascio is articulated in three phases that mark the principal moments of complex scenic action-ceremonial. In the first phase is shot a Cerro, standard tree previously identified and recognized the king of the forest. In the second phase is felled another shaft: a holly, chosen among the most wealthy branches and sheets, said top: the Queen de Bosco. The day of slaughter and transport of the top takes place at the same time also the transport of the tree that, meanwhile, has already been deprived of branches and bark. The Cerro or May, is dragged from different pariglie of oxen; while the top is brought into the country with the crown placed on the yoke of two young cows. The transport processional of the two shafts is without doubt the most spectacular and involving and allows anyone to join, with a good dose of participation on the various actions and tensions that the same transport generates. The third step is carried out in the country where the two shafts are triumphantly introduced and welcomed with great joy, expressed from concerts and supply of wine and biscuits to all present. The next day the carriage, the May and the top are engaged one to the other, almost to symbolize a sort of marriage between the two plants. In the morning it plays the part more properly religious and Christian of the procession of the statue of S. Antonio for the main streets of the village. The last stage of the statue is before the convent of S. Francis. In the meantime the may begins to be erected with techniques that use physical work, in this case with the ropes. The afternoon finally takes place the final phase with the climb.

  • San Giacomo
    25-07-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-07-25 2019-07-25 Europe/Rome San Giacomo Pietrapertosa

  • On the traces of the Arabs
    From 10-08-2019
    To 11-08-2019
    Historical reenactments

    Add to calendar 2019-08-10 2019-08-11 Europe/Rome On the traces of the Arabs on 10 and 11 August Pietrapertosa recalls its rulers with the event "On the trails of the Arabs". For two days the rione oldest opens its doors and wears east to enjoy meals of the Arab world, breathe essences and perfumes and let yourself be transported by sounds and music and oriental from belly dance.Traces of the lived experience of these rulers are still today in the architecture, in dialect and in gastronomy.A unique and suggestive to relive their own origins, enhance and discover every corner of the ancient rione perched at the foot of the castle. Pietrapertosa

    on 10 and 11 August Pietrapertosa recalls its rulers with the event "On the trails of the Arabs". For two days the rione oldest opens its doors and wears east to enjoy meals of the Arab world, breathe essences and perfumes and let yourself be transported by sounds and music and oriental from belly dance.Traces of the lived experience of these rulers are still today in the architecture, in dialect and in gastronomy.A unique and suggestive to relive their own origins, enhance and discover every corner of the ancient rione perched at the foot of the castle.

  • Autumn Flavors
    From 31-10-2019
    To 01-11-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 Europe/Rome Autumn Flavors The Day 31 October and 1 November to Pietrapertosa we celebrate the Flavors of autumn. During the event you can taste traditional dishes enriched with the fruits of the Lucanian territory typical of the autumn season. It is also an opportunity to discover skills and creativity of local artists and savor and get to know the products of the farms of the place walking along streets and alleys of the village of Pietrapertosa, perched on the Dolomiti Lucane, and admire the uncontaminated nature that surrounds the village, immersed in the Regional Park of Gallipoli Cognato and Small Lucane. Pietrapertosa

    The Day 31 October and 1 November to Pietrapertosa we celebrate the Flavors of autumn. During the event you can taste traditional dishes enriched with the fruits of the Lucanian territory typical of the autumn season. It is also an opportunity to discover skills and creativity of local artists and savor and get to know the products of the farms of the place walking along streets and alleys of the village of Pietrapertosa, perched on the Dolomiti Lucane, and admire the uncontaminated nature that surrounds the village, immersed in the Regional Park of Gallipoli Cognato and Small Lucane.

Past Events

  • U’ Masc’
    13-06-2018
    Historical reenactments

    An ancient tradition that is renewed every year

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Where to sleep

B&B La Voce del Fiume

Vico del Carmine, 7 - 85050, Brienza (PZ)
37.23 Kilometers from Pietrapertosa

Where to eat

Hermit's Cave Farmhouse

Contrada Calcescia, 1 , Castelmezzano (PZ)
5.41 Kilometers from Pietrapertosa