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capital city of Basilicata, is located in the upper valley of Basento,
behind the Apennine Lucano. Of antique pre-Roman origins, it experienced
all dominations of the peninsula and has suffered severe damage
through relatively recent earthquakes and the bombardments of 1943.
Potenza is nowadays an important communication center and has a
vibrant cultural life and a university.
city center extends around Piazza Matteotti, where the ”Palazzo
del Comune” stands. Not far away is the Cathedral, dedicated
to Saint Gerard and rebuilt at the end of the 1700s. The “sfilata
dei Turchi”, an ancient harvest festival, takes place to venerate
Saint Gerard, patron saint of the city. The Church of Saint Francis
was built in the 11th century and holds a Renaissance sepulcher
and a few paintings, among them the 13th century painting on wood
of the “Madonna del Terremoto”, in Byzantine style.
The Provincial Archeological Museum, in the Saint
Mary quarter holds prehistoric, Greek and Roman remains, among them
the “Tempietto” and the “Statuina di Persefone
in Trono”. From a gastronomical point of view Potenza is very
famous for its cheese, its sausages and for its delicious pasta
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