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Castelmezzano: 2-Hour Beautiful Village in Italy Tour

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Join this private tour of Castelmezzano, the small village in the heart of the Lucanian Dolomites, already inhabited by the Knights Templar. Today, it is known and appreciated as the The Angel Flight between Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
  • Follow the ancient streets of the old town to the spectacular balcony of the Lucanian Dolomites mountains
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient Norman-Templar castle
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Castelmezzano, surrounded by a rocky landscape, has preserved its original medieval urban layout with houses built on the rock according to the ancient form of terracing and stone slabs roofs. This walking tour will take you to the discovery of the historical center, small but suggestive for its particularity of houses founded on the rock, and for the many steps up to Piazza Emilio Caizzo. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Lucanian Dolomites mountains.

Discover how Castelmezzano at the time of the Crusades was an important stop for the knights who went to the Holy Land. Here, you will also visit the Mother Church of Santa Maria (called dell'Olmo) made of local stone and inside a wooden statue of the Madonna with Child, a wooden Baroque altar and Holy Family of Girolamo Bresciano.

The tour will continue in the village among the palaces built by noble families such as Merlin, Parrella, Coiro, Paternò, Campagna and the great ducal palace of De Lerma, the last lords of Castelmezzano. The tour will end with a visit to the ruins of the Norman-Swabian castle and the narrow and very steep Norman staircase. The staircase was dug into the rock to lead the soldiers to a high place to watch over the fortress.
Includes
  • Certified guide
What’s Not Included
  • The Angel Flight ticket
  • Tasting, lunch and dinner
  • Transportation and pick-up

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Meeting point

Piazza Emilio Caizzo (outside the Mother Church of Santa Maria (called dell'Olmo).

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From US$ 222.45 Per group up to 54

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