18 Jun THE 4 THINGS TO SEE IN PISTICCI
Surrounded by a lunar landscape, Pisticci is the “white city” with the white houses with red roofs all lined up in long lines that make up the urban rarity from the suggestive Dirupo district, included in the list of “100 Wonders of Italy to be safeguarded”. Among the major places of interest we find:
CHURCH OF MOTHER strong>
The main place of worship of the town of Pisticci (MT) is the mother church dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. The current religious monument, whose construction was completed in 1542, stands on the ruins of an ancient church of 1212, the latter still preserves the bell tower and part of the cornice. The structure, in Romanesque-Renaissance style, has three naves with a Latin cross plan.
RIONE DIRUPO strong>
The new district took the name of Dirupo significantly, in memory of the landslide.
CASTLE OF SAN BASILIO strong>
The castle of San Basilio is a castle built as a farm fortified around the seventh century by the monastic community of the Basilians. The imposing building is built around the central courtyard, which overlooks the main buildings, housing the refectory, the kitchen, the dormitory, the archive, the library, the church of the seventeenth century and the chapter house.
The complex is dominated by the large square tower of the King Roger, who built it, which dates back to the first half of the eleventh century and from the top of the eye sweeps over an immense territory comprising the entire arch of the Gulf of Taranto.
AQUEDUCT TOWER strong>
The Torrione dell’Agri aqueduct, dating back to the Fascist era and was built in 1930.
It is a reservoir built for the water needs of the country, with adjacent another smaller reservoir of enslavement to Montalbano Ionico.