|Comune di Anzi|
|• Mayor||Giovanni Petruzzi|
|Elevation||1,067 m (3,501 ft)|
|Population (1 March 2010)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Donatus|
|Saint day||August 7|
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.
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
- Anthony Celebrezze, United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from 1962 to 1965.
- Giuseppe Di Melfi, alias 'Young Zulu Kid', American flyweight boxer (1897-1977).
- Ripacandida, Italy
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