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Origin Lake Pesole
Mouth Gulf of Taranto
Basin countries Italy

The Bradano is an Italian river that flows southeast through Basilicata before emptying into the Gulf of Taranto.[1] Its source is Lake Pesole (which is south of Forenza) in the province of Potenza. After crossing into the province of Matera, it is joined by a tributary. The Basentello and then the Bilioso join the Bradano before it enters Lago di San Giuliano. After flowing out of the lake, the Bradano is joined by the Gravina and later another tributary before entering the Gulf of Taranto near Metaponto. The Bradano crossed into the province of Taranto for a short distance before flowing into the sea.


  1. ^ The Times (1985), Atlas of the World: Comprehensive Edition, Times Books, Plate 80 (M2).

Coordinates: 40°23′N 16°51′E / 40.383°N 16.850°E / 40.383; 16.850