Lagopesole, a hamlet of Avigliano, is dominated by the famous castle.
 
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Lagopesole

The residence of the Swabians
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Village of Lagopesole
Municipality of Avigliano
Province of Potenza
Basilicata Region
Inhabitants: 11.350
Center altitude: 800 m s.l.m.

Protected natural areas:
Riserva naturale Coste Castello

Patronal feast
San Vito - 15 giugno

Municipality of Avigliano
Corso Emanuele Gianturco - Avigliano (PZ)
tel: 0971701851

Castel Lagopesole, usually called only Lagopesole, is one of the hamlets of Avigliano in the province of Potenza.
Like Melfi, Lagopesole is known for its Swabian past and for having been one of the places of refuge for brigands led by Carmine Crocco. The village stands on a hill at 829 meters high above sea level and overlooks the underlying Valle di Vitalba.
The Lagopesole Castle, the last and the largest residence commissioned by Emperor Federico II of Swabia in Basilicata is very well-known. It has been an abode of hunting and fun erected in a suggestive position and in an area of great strategic importance since the high Middle Ages.
In the courtyard of the castle was shot the scene of the movie "Il Vangelo secondo Matteo" (1964) by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Inside, in the rooms, you can visit the "World of Frederick II" , a virtual museum that allows you to immerse yourself in time and space to discover the "first modern man on the throne".

Lagopesole is present in issue 5 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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Video by Giancarmine S

Other destinations nearby

Acerenza
Acerenza
Acerenza is one of the oldest villages of Basilicata.
Potenza - 17.54 KM from Lagopesole
Venosa
Venosa
Venosa, in the Vulture-Melfese region, in Basilicata, is the home of the Latin poet Quintus Horace Flaccus.
Potenza - 19.17 KM from Lagopesole
Rapolla
Rapolla
the village of Rapolla is located in Basilicata inside of the historical region of the Vulture
Potenza - 19.78 KM from Lagopesole
Melfi
Melfi
Melfi, known for the Norman Swabian Castle, stands in the heart of the Vulture, a now extinct volcano.
Potenza - 22.32 KM from Lagopesole
Lavello
Lavello
The village of lavello is located in Basilicata, halfway between the Tavoliere delle Puglie and the Vulture.
Potenza - 27.13 KM from Lagopesole
Monteverde
Monteverde
The village of Monteverde is located in Campania, on the border with Basilicata.
Avellino - 27.37 KM from Lagopesole

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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