Pomarico

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Pomarico
Comune di Pomarico
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Location of Pomarico
Pomarico is located in Italy
Pomarico
Pomarico
Location of Pomarico in Italy
Pomarico is located in Basilicata
Pomarico
Pomarico
Pomarico (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°31′N 16°33′E / 40.517°N 16.550°E / 40.517; 16.550Coordinates: 40°31′N 16°33′E / 40.517°N 16.550°E / 40.517; 16.550
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvinceProvince of Matera (MT)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Mancini
Area
 • Total129.67 km2 (50.07 sq mi)
Elevation
459 m (1,506 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total4,451
 • Density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pomaricani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
75016
Dialing code0835
Patron saintSt. Michael Archangel
Saint day8 May
WebsiteOfficial website

Pomarico (Greek: Pomerikon) is a small town of 4500 inhabitants in Southern Italy, in the region Basilicata. It is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Matera, the capital of the province to which Pomarico belongs.

The town was founded about 850 AD by the Byzantines. An old castle was built but only few ruins of it remain.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Marquess Palace, built in the 18th century, and still standing in the centre of the town.
  • The Main Church dedicated to St. Michael, also built in that period. It has a Baroque façade and contains a wooden statue of St. Michael (1400), as well as paintings of Pietro Antonio Ferro and Andrea Vaccaro.
  • The church of St. Anthony of Padua (18th century). It lies by a former convent, now used as the city hall.

People[edit]

External links[edit]


  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.