Castelmezzano

 

Castelmezzano is a medieval village perched between peaks with a spectacular view of the "Lucanian Dolomites". The rock is everywhere in Castelmezzano, walking along its narrow streets you will find pieces of rock placed in local buildings and porticos carved into the rock.

Even the mother church of Santa Maria is made of local stone, it houses a fourteenth-century wooden statue of the Madonna and Child, a wooden altar in Baroque style and a Holy Family painted by Girolamo Bresciano.
You must not miss the opportunity to visit the ruins of the Normam-Suevian fortress with its steep and narrow stairs carved into the rock leading to the highest point of the town, from here the lookout is wonderful.

The sausage is the typical food of Castelmezzano, a tasty sausage that varies its preparation according to the periods of the year. Also lambs and kids are very good.

 
To see

Church of Santa Maria – Built in the thirteenth century, the church overlooks the main square of the village and it houses valuable works.

Chapel of Santa Maria – Cave church carved into the rocks with adjoining pre-Napoleonic cemetery.

Aristocratic palaces – Merlino Palace, Parrella Palace, Coiro Palace, Ducal Palace of De Lerma.

Norman-Suevian fortress overlooking the valley Basento.

 
To taste

Sausage - It is the typical food of Castelmezzano, a tasty sausage that varies its preparation according to the periods of the year. Also lambs and kids are very good.

Lamb with herbs

Grilled kid with potatoes