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Castle of Melfi

Castle of Melfi

M. Nenno

The Vulture area lies in North of the Province of Potenza in the region of Basilicata ( Italy) comprising the communities of Atella, Barile, Ginestra, Melfi, Rapolla, Ripacandida, Rionero in Vulture, Maschito, Venosa, Ruvo del Monte, Rapolla, and San Fele. The name of the area is given by the most prominent landmark Monte Vulture (1326 m), an extinct Volcano.

The fertile lava soil allows the cultivation of excellent grapes and olives and is rich in mineral waters. The most famous DOC vine of Basilicata is the Aglianico del Vulture. Among the sights to visit are the two lakes of Monticchio within the Vulcano and the two castles of Frederick II of Swabia at Castel Lagopesole and Melfi.

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July 11, 2006 change by giorgio

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