Vaglio Basilicata

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Vaglio Basilicata
Comune
Comune di Vaglio Basilicata
Coat of arms of Vaglio Basilicata
Coat of arms
Vaglio Basilicata is located in Italy
Vaglio Basilicata
Vaglio Basilicata
Location of Vaglio Basilicata in Italy
Coordinates: 40°40′N 15°55′E / 40.667°N 15.917°E / 40.667; 15.917
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Pio Musacchio
Area
 • Total 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 954 m (3,130 ft)
Population (31 December 2009)
 • Total 2,150
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Vagliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85022
Dialing code 0971
Patron saint St. Faustinus
Saint day Third Sunday of May

Vaglio Basilicata is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Albano di Lucania, Brindisi Montagna, Cancellara, Pietragalla, Potenza, Tolve and Tricarico.

It is home to the Museo delle Antiche Genti di Lucania (Museum of the Ancient People of Lucania), which houses the Lucan portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, an alleged portrait of Leonardo da Vinci discovered in 2008. Also in the municipal territory is Archaeological Park "Serra di Vaglio", with remains of a Lucan town (including several princely tombs) from the 5th-3rd centuries BC. At Rossano di Vaglio are the remains of the federal sanctuary of the Lucani (used from the 5th century BC onwards) and dedicated to the goddess Mefitis. Reconstructions of the settlement and the sanctuary are in the Museo delle Antiche Genti, while most of the material excavated are in the Museo archeologico nazionale della Basilicata at Potenza.