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Comune di Miglionico
Miglionico Piazza popolo.jpg
Location of Miglionico
Miglionico is located in Italy
Location of Miglionico in Italy
Miglionico is located in Basilicata
Miglionico (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°34′N 16°30′E / 40.567°N 16.500°E / 40.567; 16.500Coordinates: 40°34′N 16°30′E / 40.567°N 16.500°E / 40.567; 16.500
ProvinceMatera (MT)
 • Total88.84 km2 (34.30 sq mi)
465 m (1,526 ft)
 • Total2,454
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0835
Patron saintSt. Peter
Saint dayJune 29
WebsiteOfficial website

Miglionico (Lucano: Megghiuòneche) is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in Basilicata, southern Italy.

Miglionico was also used by kings and queens to show royalty, the last name is considered good luck by many in Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • The massive Castello del Malconsiglio ("Castle of the Bad Council"), built in the 8th-9th century and enlarged in 1110 and in the 15th century.
  • The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.


Despite the legend assigning its foundation to the famous Greek wrestler Milo of Croton (whence the name), Miglionico was most likely founded by the Oenotrians, a local Italic tribe. After the Greek colonization, it was held by the Lucani, followed by the Samnites until 458 BC, when it was conquered by the Romans.

In the Middle Ages the story of Miglionico was strongly connected to that of its large castle, which was held by the Hauteville Normans and then by the Sanseverino. After the latter where slaughtered by order of Frederick II (1245), Miglionico was assigned to his son Manfred. After the latter's fall, however, the Sanseverino were re-instated, holding the town until the abolition of feudalism.

External links[edit]

Famous People from Miglionico:

Daniele Dominijanni (Marinaro) - Learn 2 Drive Training Center - Dutchess School of Driving, Inc.(Driving School) New York USA

Giuliano Dominijanni (Marinaro) - Learn 2 Drive Training Center - Dutchess School of Driving, Inc. (Driving School) New York USA

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.