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Source of inspiration for Carlo Levi, in Aliano the house in which he spent his exile is still intact and which, together with the Pinacoteca, the Museum of peasant civilizations and the artistic nativity scene of the master Francesco Artese, is part of the Literary Park that he took his name. It is here that the writer drew inspiration for his masterpiece "Christ stopped at Eboli". Particularly suggestive are the alleys, the squares, the houses that characterize the village, such as the so-called Casa del Malocchio, with features with a human face.
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Aliano  | Apt Basilicata
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A look at Aliano
A look at Aliano

About the village

The village of Aliano is the place in which it was confined to the writer Carlo Levi which therein became bury, in Basilicata. Its territory is characterized by the typical landscape of the gullies.

The name of the village derives from the latin Praedium Allianum, i.e. Podere di Allius, noble Roman. Given the proximity to the Agri and Sinni rivers, since antiquity was an important center of trade between the greek civilization, etruscan and Enotria. The first texts in which is officially cited Aliano are dated back to 1060, the year in which dates back a papal bull that attributed to the Bishop of Tricarico the administration of the village. In the VIII century the different caves dug in the sedimentary rocks of alluvial origin situated in the area of Fosso San Lorenzo, already inhabited in the prehistoric age, entertained numerous Basilian monks escaped to the iconoclastic persecutions in the East. In the medieval era Aliano was the fief of various families, including the Sanseverino, the Carafa and the column.

In the recent history of this small center we cannot fail to mention the writer Carlo Levi that ambientò here the book Christ Stopped at Eboli (1945). Levi during the fascist regime in the years 1935-36 was condemned to exile in Lucania because of its anti-fascist activities and spent a long period in Basilicata, first Grassano and subsequently to Aliano (which in the book is called Gagliano, imitating the local pronunciation), where he had the opportunity to know the reality of that land and its people. The writer in his last wishes expressed to be buried to Aliano "between its peasants". In the country are still intact all the places described in the novel and alleys are impressed some phrases book symbol. Levi had here the opportunity to discover another Italy that was precisely that peasant del Mezzogiorno.

The Carnival of Aliano is one of the carnivals in the Lucan tradition. The day of the Shrove Tuesday, every year, singular figures roam the streets of Aliano, are horned masks that evoke the diabolical creatures and goffe, whose character threatening is mitigated by the colorful cappelloni that decorate the head. The masks are the protagonists of an improvised comedy, called "Fras". Parade through the village moving to the sound of accordions and gloomy gloomy. The Carnival is divided in two days, on Sundays and on Shrove Tuesday, in the course of which alternate parades involving even masks of neighboring countries and the palate is gladdened by the tasting of typical dishes.

There are numerous initiatives related to the Literary Park of Carlo Levi, in particular the sentimental trips in the places linked to the confinement of the writer, and days of tasting of typical products. Of great importance is the festival of the paesologia, directed by Franco Arminio. To Aliano is also plays the National Literary Prize Carlo Levi. With annual recurrence occurs within the historic center of Aliano and along its impressive exhibition routes, the Festival of Anthropology.

The economy is based mainly on agriculture and pastoralism; the village is surrounded by orchards of olive trees that make a flourishing industry for the production of olive oil, fruit orchards (in particular orchards and citrus groves), and you will practice the rearing of goats and sheep. The presence of the archaeological remains of the Neolithic and the tomb of Carlo Levi make the country which is important from the point of view of tourism-cultural. In fact for the tracks are engraved passages from the book Christ Stopped at Eboli and residence and the places narrated in the book remained intact.


Evocative, in Aliano, is also the kitchen, farming, which expresses the ancient traditions never gone down thanks to secular recipes.

In the dishes alianesi never fails as a condiment olive oil, produced in many countries del Materano by taste a little fruity and from golden yellow color with a green tinge. Excellent also the wine to sip enjoying the sausages of local production.

Among the typical products are classified as "Frizzuu" which, according to tradition, prepared with a wire of giunco around which winds the dough, which is then extracted. This typical handmade pasta of season with pecorino cheese, horseradish, a ragout of rind and pork. It seems piacessero very even to Carlo Levi The "Gliummrell", the entrails of lamb and kid rolled with the casing and cooked on the grill.

Village of Aliano
M
unicipality of Aliano
province of Matera
Region Basilicata

Population: 1.008
Altitude center: 555 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Borghi Autentici d' Italia
Paesi Bandiera Arancione
Città dell'olio

Municipality of Aliano
Piazza Garibaldi 16 - 75010 Aliano (MT)
Tel. 0835-568038

BY CAR

  • From Matera:
    - take SS 7 Appia towards Potenza / Basentana. Continue on the SS 407 Basentana towards Metaponto and take the Pisticci / Pisticci Scalo exit. Turn left towards Pisticci / Craco / Stigliano. At the next junction, turn right continuing on the SS 176 towards Craco / Stigliano. Once in Craco Peschiera, turn left and then immediately right following the direction for the SS 598 Fondo valle dell'Agri. Continue on the SS 598 towards Sant'Arcangelo. Take the exit towards Aliano / Guardia Perticara / Stigliano taking the SS Saurina. Take the ramp to Aliano.
    - take the SS 7 Appia towards Potenza / Basentana, take the ramp for SS 106 Jonica / Metaponto. In Metaponto continue on the SS106 towards Reggio Calabria then, just after passing Scanzano Jonico, take the SS 598 Fondo Valle dell'Agri towards Montalbano Jonico / Sant'Arcangelo / Autostrada A3. Take the exit towards Aliano / Guardia Perticara / Stigliano taking the Provincial Road 103. Take the Aliano junction.
  • From Potenza:
    - take the Potenza-Sicignano motorway junction in the direction of Sicignano degli Alburni, take the Laurenzana exit and continue on the SS 92 towards Corleto Perticara, then take the SP 103 towards Aliano, then the Aliano junction.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Ferrandina railway station.

BY PLANE

  • Grottaglie airport
  • Bari airport
  • Naples airport

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