Calvello

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Calvello
Comune
Comune di Calvello
Calvello is located in Italy
Calvello
Calvello
Location of Calvello in Italy
Coordinates: 40°29′N 15°51′E / 40.483°N 15.850°E / 40.483; 15.850Coordinates: 40°29′N 15°51′E / 40.483°N 15.850°E / 40.483; 15.850
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Area
 • Total 105.03 km2 (40.55 sq mi)
Elevation 730 m (2,400 ft)
Population (1996)[1]
 • Total 2,231
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Calvellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85010
Dialing code 0971
Patron saint San Nicola
Saint day December 6
Website Official website

Calvello is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, known for its traditional production of artistic ceramics. It is bounded by the towns of Abriola, Anzi, Laurenzana, Marsico Nuovo, Marsicovetere, Viggiano.

History[edit]

Main sights[edit]

The bridge of Sant'Antuono[edit]

The Sant'Antuono bridge is an arc-shaped stone building. It is named after the little Church built by the inhabitants of the river dedicated to St. Anthony the Great, commonly known as st. Antuono. This construction was carried out at the beinning of 1200, by local craftsmen under the technical direction of Benedectine monks, skilled engineers, pontiffs and architects. The bridge had the purpose of facilitating the Exchange between the residents of Plan and those of the Sant'Antuono district before it was accessed with uncertain and shaky walkways, and then the launch a stable bridge it's safe. The bridge was built on the river "La Terra"a stream of continuos flow, calvello is one of the few towns inhabited to be bathed in a watercourse of this kind. The bridge hs not undergone any alterations to weather and natural events until the early twentieth century, so today the static condition of the bridge is good, even though the interventions subsequently affected the beauty of the work as a whole.

References[edit]

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