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San Severino Lucano

Inhabitants: 1.628
Altitude: 887 m above s.l.

This picturesque village was built by the end of the 15th century, and it’s named after the powerful Lucan family, which, as we’ve seen, owned numerous fiefs in Basilicata. Here the Cistercians monks promoted a great rural development. Captain Gennaro Iannarelli ordered a ruthless repression when bandits rose up. The major places of worship in San Severino Lucano are the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Pollino and S. Maria degli Angeli’s Church. The ancient mills (Calabrese, Ammirati, Fasanella), the natural beauties of Bosco Magnano, Monte Pollino, and the Gole del Frido are also interesting to visit.


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