Francavilla in Sinni, Potenza, Basilicata

Francavilla in Sinni or Francavilla sul Sinni is an Italian commune in the province of Potenza, Basilicata. It is at 421 m, in the southern part of the province. The area, enclosed between the rivers Sinni and Frida alternates mountainous areas (Caramola), and areas of hills and mountains, forests of beech, oak and fir trees. We also find three small lakes: Lake Viceconte, Fish Lake and Lake Erba. In the region Piano Lacco there are remnants of fortified structures that possibly date back to the Middle Ages. On the hill of Mount Catarozzo are the remains of the medieval Rubbio Castel. Nearby are the possible destinations for excursions and walks: the Rifugio Acquafredda, the source Catusa, the field of House of Count, scenic spots of Pietra Sasso from Palladoro and heights of Mount Catarozzolo and Timpa Altosana. Part of the land is included in the Pollino National Park. To see: the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Pompei (XIX), the Certosa of Saint Nicolas, dedicated to the saint of Bari, the chapels of St. Anthony, St. Joseph and the Assumption, and the parish church of San Felice and San Polycarp, dedicated to the patron saints of the country, among others. The main Francavilla in Sinni soccer team is the Football Club Francavilla. We also find the stadium Nunzio Fittipaldi, for soccer and also for other activities.


If you like traditional festivals of the country, visit Francavilla on December, 8th, where it is celebrated the wine festival, called Madonna di Pertusavutte, during which you bleed the barrels and you taste the new wine.
Gonfalone Square offers panoramic views of the Sinni River valley. A nice place to enjoy and take pictures.

Antonio Grimaldi’s photos

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