Vaglio Basilicata

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Vaglio Basilicata
Comune di Vaglio Basilicata
Vaglio Basilicata (Potenza) vicolo del nucleo fortificato 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Vaglio Basilicata
Coat of arms
Location of Vaglio Basilicata
Vaglio Basilicata is located in Italy
Vaglio Basilicata
Vaglio Basilicata
Location of Vaglio Basilicata in Italy
Vaglio Basilicata is located in Basilicata
Vaglio Basilicata
Vaglio Basilicata
Vaglio Basilicata (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°40′N 15°55′E / 40.667°N 15.917°E / 40.667; 15.917
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
 • MayorAntonio Senise 
 • Total43.36 km2 (16.74 sq mi)
954 m (3,130 ft)
 (31 December 2016)[2]
 • Total2,017
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0971
Patron saintSt. Faustinus
Saint dayThird Sunday of May
WebsiteOfficial website

Vaglio Basilicata is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Albano di Lucania, Brindisi Montagna, Cancellara, Pietragalla, Potenza, Tolve and Tricarico.

It is home to the Museo delle Antiche Genti di Lucania (Museum of the Ancient People of Lucania), which houses the Lucan portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, an alleged portrait of Leonardo da Vinci discovered in 2008. Also in the municipal territory is Archaeological Park "Serra di Vaglio", with remains of a Lucan town (including several princely tombs) from the 5th-3rd centuries BC. At Rossano di Vaglio are the remains of the federal sanctuary of the Lucani (used from the 5th century BC onwards) and dedicated to the goddess Mefitis. Reconstructions of the settlement and the sanctuary are in the Museo delle Antiche Genti, while most of the material excavated are in the Museo archeologico nazionale della Basilicata at Potenza.

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.