Anzi, Italy

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Comune di Anzi
Anzi is located in Italy
Location of Anzi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°31′4″N 15°55′10″E / 40.51778°N 15.91944°E / 40.51778; 15.91944
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
 • Mayor Giovanni Petruzzi
Elevation 1,067 m (3,501 ft)
Population (1 March 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,825
Demonym Anzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85014
Dialing code 0971
Patron saint Saint Donatus
Saint day August 7
Website Official website

Anzi is a town and comune of 1825 inhabitants, in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Anzi boasts the fourth largest static nativity scene in Europe. Since 2008, an astronomical observatory and planetarium has been in service on the summit of Mount Siri, managed by the Teerum Valgemon Aesai voluntary association, based in Anzi. By contacting the association, it is possible to visit the nativity scene and join in the exhibitions at the planetarium, as well as to participate in evenings of celestial observation.[2]

Physical geography[edit]


Anzi rises to 1029 metres above sea level, in the central-northern part of the province. It is the fourth highest comune in the region by altitude, after Pietrapertosa, Marsicovetere and Viggiano. It is bounded by the comuni of Abriola (17 km), Brindisi Montagna (19 km), Calvello (15 km), Castelmezzano (21 km), Laurenzana (11 km), Pignola (23 km), Potenza (25 km), Trivigno (16 km). It lies exactly 25 km from Potenza and 91 km from the other province of Basilicata, Matera.

People from Anzi[edit]

Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Turismo - Area Metropolitana