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Comune di Pietrapertosa
Coat of arms of Pietrapertosa
Coat of arms
Pietrapertosa is located in Italy
Location of Pietrapertosa in Italy
Coordinates: 40°31′5.92″N 16°3′42.94″E / 40.5183111°N 16.0619278°E / 40.5183111; 16.0619278
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Potenza (PZ)
 • Mayor Antonio Pasquale Stasi
 • Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,063
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85010
Dialing code 0971
Website Official website

Pietrapertosa is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Accettura, Albano di Lucania, Campomaggiore, Castelmezzano, Cirigliano, Corleto Perticara, Gorgoglione and Laurenzana.

Pietrapertosa is part of I Borghi più Belli d'Italia (The most beautiful villages in Italy), an Italian association that notes small towns of strong artistic and historical interest. The association includes 200 comuni, including four others in Basilicata (Acerenza, Castelmezzano, Guardia Perticara and Venosa),[2] all in the province of Potenza.

Pietrapertosa was the lifelong home of Lucia Lauria Vigna, the oldest person in Italy for almost two and a half years.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute ISTAT.
  2. ^ I Borghi più belli d'Italia