Pietrapertosa

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Pietrapertosa
Comune di Pietrapertosa
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Coat of arms of Pietrapertosa
Location of Pietrapertosa
Pietrapertosa is located in Italy
Pietrapertosa
Pietrapertosa
Location of Pietrapertosa in Italy
Pietrapertosa is located in Basilicata
Pietrapertosa
Pietrapertosa
Pietrapertosa (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°31′5.92″N 16°3′42.94″E / 40.5183111°N 16.0619278°E / 40.5183111; 16.0619278
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
Government
 • MayorAntonio Pasquale Stasi
Area
 • Total67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Population
 (November 2014)[2]
 • Total1,063
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85010
Dialing code0971
WebsiteOfficial 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),[3] all in the province of Potenza.

In 2019, CNN included Pietrapertosa among "20 of the most beautiful villages in Italy".[4]

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

Pietrapertosa is also home of one of the longest and highest zip lines in the world: Volo dell'Angelo (Angel Flight). This zip line goes mountain peak to mountain between the adjoining towns of Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute ISTAT.
  3. ^ I Borghi più belli d'Italia
  4. ^ Silvia Marchetti (May 22, 2019). "20 of the most beautiful villages in Italy". edition.cnn.com. Retrieved May 24, 2019.