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Viggianello

Viggianello

A look at Viggianello

Viggianello
Serena Rizzo

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Giuseppina Schifino

Viggianello
Serena Rizzo

Viggianello
Serena Rizzo

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello
Comune di Viggianello

Viggianello

Viggianello

Viggianello

Viggianello

Viggianello

Viggianello

Viggianello

Nestled between the highest mountains of Pollino National Park, the village of Viggianello, in Basilicata, is the ideal destination for those who love active holidays and in the open air in all four seasons of the year. The historic center of the village develops close to a rocky outcrop covering a stunning position and dominating the whole valley of the Mercure/Lao. In the highest point there is the castle, was probably built on the ruins of a Roman fortress that stood to control of the vast territory. The beauty of the landscape and the numerous historic-artistic testimonies make this place casket of art, history and tradition. The old town is rich in small squares and plazas and many are the portals worked in stone dating back to the XVIII century and beyond to the numerous churches and palaces.

ll country covers a central position in the Pollino National Park, an unspoilt place and marked for the many plant and animal species. The flora of the Pollino National Park is very rich and the highest elevations, on steeper slopes, is present the Pino Loricato Species rare in Europe. In addition there are numerous species of animals that live the Park among which particular importance is directed at the wolf of the Apennines and the otter species liveable only in areas little antropizzate and not subject to pollution. For its strategic position the village is also an ideal base to make beautiful walks to discover the nature of the Park. Simply walk along the trail that climbs toward Serra Mauro to reach the Red Deer wildlife area or walk toward the source of the Mercure-Lao (the largest of the Park). For those who love trekking will reach the plateau of high altitude: Visitone Plan (1400 m asl), Colle Impiso (1560 m asl) and Ruggio Plan (1500 m asl). In autumn the woods are rich in mushrooms and chestnuts and winter with snow, the mountain becomes a paradise of snow rackets.

In addition to its natural beauty, Viggianello enjoys a considerable fame for its culinary specialties typical. The typical cuisine viggianellese, handed down from generation to generation, offers to the visitor dishes of the poor, linked to the history, that maintain unchanged the tastes of once. Are dishes to satisfy the palates of those who love the simplicity and the fruits of the earth. Among these there is the Rappasciona, an ancient typical soup of peasant culture based on white bean, maize and cereals. Thanks to these simple ingredients, today the Rappasciona can be considered among the soups vegan the oldest in the world. According to tradition the Rappasciona must be prepared on the night of San Silvestro, 31 December, to be eaten in the family in the New Year as a sign of good luck and prosperity for the whole family.

Municipality of Viggianello
Province of Potenza
Basilicata Region

Population: 3.007 
Altitude centre: 500 m s.l.m.

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

Natural Protected areas:
Pollino National Park

Municipality of Viggianello
Corso Sen. De Filpo 22 - Viggianello (PZ)
Tel. +39 0973 664311

Pro Loco Viggianello
Via Gallizzi c/o ex scuola Media - Viggianello (PZ)
Tel. +39 347 0519464 - +39 389 9483721

  • Red Deer Wildlife Area. Reachable only on foot, walking distance from the village of Viggianello continue on the path of the Red Deer Wildlife Area where with a little luck you succeed to sight deer.
  • Botanical Garden. Walking near the amphitheater City. Are all of the arboreal species of the Pollino National Park.
  • The source of the Mercure. Situated 2 km from the historic center is the larger source of the Park. From the Source is the origin of the river Mercure/Lao. Also the name of the country of Viggianello is bound to this water: legend has it that a queen barbara lost the ring in the limpid water and when his subjects the convened screamed cheerfully saw-ring queen.


Up there in the top

  • Piano Visitone. It is the first plateau at high altitude that meets leaving the provincial road SP4 and climbing toward Colle Impiso and Ruggio Plan. At 1400 meters between the beech forest there is this beautiful and wide glade that is worth a stop.
  • Ruggio plan and the Belvedere of Malvento. From the village of Viggianello continuing for about 20 km you will arrive in the plateau is the most beautiful in the Park at 1550 m asl. An easy trail leads you to the Belvedere of Malvento where you can admire the loricati pines, trees, symbol of the Pollino.
  • Colle Impiso. Located between Visitone plane and the plane Ruggio is a strategic place for all lovers of trekking. From this location depart all the paths to reach the peaks over 2000 meters (Mount Pollino, Dolcedorme Serra, Serra del Prete, Serra delle Ciavole and Serra Crispo).


Picnic areas in the Mount of Basso


The Mount of Basso of Viggianello is a unique place for biodiversity. To reach it continue to locality Gallizzi and follow the indications on the spot. After about 12 km you will arrive in a pleasant place and rich in water. The mountain, between 800 and 1000 meters asl, is crossed by the torrent Peschiera with extensive beech forests and trees of secular Cerri. Ideal place for a picnic thanks to the numerous equipped. To visit absolutely:

  • Fontana Scura Picnic Area
  • Peschiera Torrent Trail and Chiaito Fountain Picnic Area 
  • Equipped Area Santuario Madonna dell'Alto
  • Secular Turkey Oak Trail and Pastoroso Picnic Area

There is an InfoPoint in Piazza Carella, at the amphitheater City, open from July 1 to August 31 all days and during other months all saturdays and sundays and public holidays. Time 9-12 and 16-19.
For information Tel. 39 0973 664311 Tourist Office Common Viggianello.

To the Tourist Information Office is also available the Ebike rental service and the maps of the Pollino National Park.

Basilicata: the village of Viggianello, land of mountains, brooms and the Paddaccio cheese.

The ancient village that belonged to the noble Sanseverino family, a land of brooms, churches, fountains and noble palaces, including simple and tasty dishes and the excellent Paddaccio del Pollino cheese.

The legend of the Virgin Ardenza and the bells of Viggianello

One day a year, the tolling of the village bells come alive with magic, joy, tears and agony ...for those who can hear them

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Next or present Events

  • Rappasciona Fest
    From 30-12-2018
    To 31-12-2018
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2018-12-30 2018-12-31 Europe/Rome Rappasciona Fest In Piazza Umberto I, Viggianello. Viggianello

    In Piazza Umberto I, Viggianello.

  • With Snow Rackets toward south
    03-03-2019
    Sports

    Add to calendar 2019-03-03 2019-03-03 Europe/Rome With Snow Rackets toward south Amateur race with snow rackets Viggianello

    Amateur race with snow rackets

  • Sagra della Pitu. Ancient Arboreal rite with a parade
    28-04-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-04-28 2019-04-28 Europe/Rome Sagra della Pitu. Ancient Arboreal rite with a parade in the locality of Pedali. Viggianello

    in the locality of Pedali.

  • Pilgrimage to Madonna dell'Alto (1000 m asl)
    26-05-2019
    Excursions

    Add to calendar 2019-05-26 2019-05-26 Europe/Rome Pilgrimage to Madonna dell'Alto (1000 m asl) Viggianello

  • Men and peaks. Writing and literature Festival
    From 26-07-2019
    To 28-07-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-07-26 2019-07-28 Europe/Rome Men and peaks. Writing and literature Festival Viggianello

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  • Feast of Cirii and Billhook Dance
    From 16-08-2019
    To 18-08-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-08-16 2019-08-18 Europe/Rome Feast of Cirii and Billhook Dance in the locality of Pedali. Viggianello

    in the locality of Pedali.

  • Sagra della Pitu. Ancient Arboreal rite with a parade
    From 19-08-2019
    To 25-08-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-08-19 2019-08-25 Europe/Rome Sagra della Pitu. Ancient Arboreal rite with a parade in the historic center of Viggianello. Viggianello

    in the historic center of Viggianello.

  • San Francesco di Paola
    26-08-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-26 2019-08-26 Europe/Rome San Francesco di Paola Viggianello

  • The Pollino Summer
    From 01-08-2019
    To 31-08-2019
    Expo

    Add to calendar 2019-08-01 2019-08-31 Europe/Rome The Pollino Summer Container of activity with musical evenings and cabaret shows, theater, festivals of typical products Viggianello

    Container of activity with musical evenings and cabaret shows, theater, festivals of typical products

  • Pilgrimage to Madonna dell'Alto (1000 m asl)
    01-09-2019
    Excursions

    Add to calendar 2019-09-01 2019-09-01 Europe/Rome Pilgrimage to Madonna dell'Alto (1000 m asl) Viggianello

  • Smooth stones Climbing Festival
    From 06-09-2019
    To 01-09-2019
    Sports

    Add to calendar 2019-09-06 2019-09-01 Europe/Rome Smooth stones Climbing Festival Meeting of sport climbing Viggianello

    Meeting of sport climbing

  • Sagra della Pitu. Ancient Arboreal rite with a parade
    From 13-09-2019
    To 08-09-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-09-13 2019-09-08 Europe/Rome Sagra della Pitu. Ancient Arboreal rite with a parade in the locality of Zarafa. Viggianello

    in the locality of Zarafa.

  • Fair of St. Catherine
    25-11-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-11-25 2019-11-25 Europe/Rome Fair of St. Catherine Patron saint of the country, this fair is of ancient origins, most likely already in use at the time of Basilian Monasticism (9th century). Viggianello

    Patron saint of the country, this fair is of ancient origins, most likely already in use at the time of Basilian Monasticism (9th century).

Past Events

  • Straw Carnival
    From 11-02-2018
    To 13-02-2018
    Straw Carnival
    Carnival

    The Carnival of Viggianello was officially born in 1986, with the construction of the first allegorical floats. Now in its 33rd edition maintains its articulation in 2 fashion shows.

  • Cinema under the Stars
    05-08-2018
    Shows

    Loc. Pezzo la Corte

  • RadiciFestival
    11-08-2018
    Concerts

    I Crifiu in concert

  • Merkurion Music live
    13-08-2018
    Festival

    Ridipollino with Emanuela Aureli Show-Municipal Amphitheatre

  • Flavours of Pollino
    14-08-2018
    Feasts

    Food and Wine route of local typicality-Corso Senatore De Filpo

  • Dancing evening
    15-08-2018
    Shows

    Delicacies of Midsummer-Piazza Umberto I

  • RadiciFestival
    16-08-2018
    Concerts

    Presents Francesco Tomacci & the Orchestrali della Cupa -communal amphitheatre

  • RadiciFestival
    20-08-2018
    Concerts

    Presents Tarantanova Canzoniere of the south-P. zza San Francesco di Paola

  • Fir Festival
    From 22-08-2018
    To 27-08-2018
    Festival

    Celebrations in honor of St. Francis of Paola-Loc. Piano Visitone and Corso Senatore De Filpo

  • Il Gusto del Pollino
    From 06-10-2018
    To 10-11-2018
    Il Gusto del Pollino
    Feasts

Other Events

  • Carnival of Straw. Allegorical Floats and process to Carnival, with bonfire of the mask.
  • All weekends in October and November - The taste of the Pollino. Calendar of festivals and markets on weekends dedicated autumn mushrooms, chestnuts and the typical products of the area, at the Municipal Amphitheater of Viggianello.
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Where to sleep

B&B La Voce del Fiume

Vico del Carmine, 7 - 85050, Brienza (PZ)
68.54 Kilometers from Viggianello

Where to eat

Hermit's Cave Farmhouse

Contrada Calcescia, 1 , Castelmezzano (PZ)
65.69 Kilometers from Viggianello