Moliterno

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Moliterno
Comune
Comune di Moliterno
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Coat of arms of Moliterno
Coat of arms
Moliterno is located in Italy
Moliterno
Moliterno
Location of Moliterno in Italy
Coordinates: 40°14′32.1″N 15°52′2.5″E / 40.242250°N 15.867361°E / 40.242250; 15.867361
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Frazioni Fontana D'Eboli, Piano Di Maglie, Rimintiello, Tempa Del Conte
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Tancredi
Area
 • Total 97.63 km2 (37.70 sq mi)
Elevation 879 m (2,884 ft)
Population (31 December 2009)[1]
 • Total 4,345
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Moliternesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85047
Dialing code 0975
Patron saint St Dominic
Saint day August 4
Website Official website

Moliterno is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Castelsaraceno, Grumento Nova, Lagonegro, Lauria, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Sarconi, Tramutola.

History[edit]

Tradition states that Moliterno was built after the destruction of Grumentum by the Saracens, which occurred between 872 and 975. Several Grumentini, who had escaped the massacre, settled around a tower built by the Lombards. Moliterno was later a possession of the Normans.

Main sights[edit]

Churches[edit]

  • Chiesa Madre, inside it houses the painting of The Deposition, attributed to the seventeenth-century painter Pietrafesa.
  • Chiesa del Rosario
  • Chiesa della Trinità
  • Chiesa Santa Croce

Chapels[edit]

  • Madonna del Carmine
  • Chiesa Santa Barbara
  • Cappella di San Pietro
  • Chiesa di San Rocco
  • Cappella dell' Angelo

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]