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Comune di Rapolla
Sarcophagus of rapolla.jpg
Coat of arms of Rapolla
Coat of arms
Rapolla is located in Italy
Location of Rapolla in Italy
Coordinates: 40°59′N 15°40′E / 40.983°N 15.667°E / 40.983; 15.667Coordinates: 40°59′N 15°40′E / 40.983°N 15.667°E / 40.983; 15.667
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Potenza (PZ)
 • Mayor Nicola Acucella
 • Total 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 447 m (1,467 ft)
 • Total 4,654
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rapollesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85027
Dialing code 0972
Patron saint Saint Blaise
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Rapolla is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Barile, Lavello, Melfi, Rionero in Vulture, Venosa.

The ancient sarcophagus of Rapolla takes its name from its find spot, near the town of Rapolla. It is from a workshop in Asia Minor and dates to the late II century AD. Now it's in the Museo Nazionale del Melfese, in the Castle of Melfi.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santa Lucia (10th-11th centuries), with Romanesque, Apulian and Byzantine influences.
  • Rapolla Cathedral- a 13th-century church, with Lombard Gothic influences in the façade portal. The bell tower (1209) is from Master Sasolo of Muro Lucano, who also sculpted the bas-reliefs with Adam and Eve and Annunciation inside the church.

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