Rotondella Highlights


The Balcony of the Ionian Sea

We – the Rotondella Greeters – would like to show you the things that you would probably not be able to discover yourself. But if you are interested in the more traditional highlights, we have many to show you.

  

Rotondella (A’ Rutunn’) is placed in the south of Lucania and looks on the Ionian Sea. It is set in landscape which is characterized by descending plains crossed by many torrents that flow into the sea and, in the south-eastern area, by the mountains. It is located in the middle of the Siritide dominated by the ancient Siris-Heraclea and it is known as the Balcony of the Ionian Sea because of its favourable position; in the past it was called Rotunda Maris.

 

The urban center developed around an original nucleus which consists of the Baronial Castle and the Tower built between the 1518. During the Roman and late medieval period it was an extraordinary viewpoint and safe place where it was possible to defend oneself against the march-fever and the Saracen raids. Nowadays the village still looks like a “rotunda” since its town-planning follows the round course of the hill and the country road winds along the slopes in a spiral shape.


Accommodation


B&B A'Ferachiusa

Via Silvio Pellico, 8

75026 Rotondella

+39 389 6818102
+ 39 0835 504283

info@ferachiusa.it
www.ferachiusa.it

Agriturismo La Tavernetta

Contrada Trisaia A,24

75026 Rotondella (MT)

+39 0835 848271 | +39 392 6880483

+39 368 3106807

info@agriturlatavernetta.it

 www.agriturlatavernetta.it


Agriturismo Villa Lagaria

Contrada Pianoro, 38

75026 Rotondella

+39 0835 504961 | +39 338 9138495

info@villalagaria.it

www.villalagaria.it

Agriturismo Il Terrazzo sul Sinni

Contrada Caramola, 3

75026 Rotondella

+39 338 7394198

info@terrazzosulsinni.com

 www.terrazzosulsinni.com


Agriturismo Il Pago

Via Piano del Forno, 7

75026 Rotondella (MT)

+39 338 3222295

info@ilpago.eu

www.ilpago.eu

Camping Rivolta

Via Lido

75026 Rotondella (MT)

+0039 320 9522528

mitemasocoop@gmail.com

 www.residenzedeimitemi.it


Restaurants


Trattoria Le Lamie

Vico Cervaro IV,12

75026 Rotondella

+39 389 6818102 | + 39 0835 504283

info@ferachiusa.itwww.ferachiusa.it

Locanda Pane e Lavoro

Via Papa Giovanni XXIII

75026 Rotondella

+39 0835 504032


Osteria La Mangiatoia

Via Giotto, 23 | 705026 Rotondella

+39 0835 504440 | +39 348 3820170

www.lamangiatoia.net

Santa Maria degli Antropici

87070 Nocara

 +39 3403074523


Il Bosco dei Sapori

c/d Bosco Finocchio, 3

75026 Rotondella

+39 0835 504785 | +39 347 0079561

 +39 347 3180240



Sightseeing + Activities in or around Rotondella


Relaxing on the Ionian Sea

 

Biking and mountainbiking

 

Cooking and eating with local people (advance notification necessary)

 

Exkursions with Basilicata Adventure in the national park Pollino

 

Visit the farm Masseria Nivaldine (fruit and vegetables)

 

Hiking to Mount Coppolo: you can see the remnants of the Greek town of Lagaria (founded by Epeo, architect of the Trojan horse)

 

 Waterfall on Lake Candela (only during spring)

 

Pollino National Park

Hiking, rafting, canoeing, hors riding, mountainbiking, climbing, skiing excursions in winter.

Pollino National Park is the largest Protected Area among the most recent parks of Italy. Between the summits of Dolcedorme and Cozzo del Pellegrino and the horizons sketching out on the waters of the Tyrrheanian and Ionian Sea, along the mountain massif of Pollino and Orsomarso stretching out in Calabria and Lucania, Nature and Man intertwine millenary relationships which Pollino National Park, established in 1993, preserves and safeguards under its symbol, the Bosnian Pine.

  

Matera

capital of the province, one of the oldest towns in the world with its unique “sassi” (= stone caves), world cultural heritage and European Capital of Culture 2019

  

Metaponto

archaeological park with Greek excavations and a very beautiful temple of Hera

 

Craco

abandoned ghosttown amidst an empty landscape

  

Montalbano Jonico

Geopark of the Calanchi (= spectacular rock formation like a canyon)

  

Policoro

unique natural oasis of the WWF – very beautiful beach, protection of turtles, remnants of one of the last Mediterranean jungles with a unique fauna and flora

 

Policoro

museum and excavations of the Greek town of Heraclea

 

Aliano

exile of Carlo Levi (Christ stopped at Eboli) with a literary park

 

 Tursi

Rabatana (remnants of an Arabic town), literary park of Albino Pierro and S. Maria d’Anglona (one of the most beautiful churches in Southern Italy)

 

Rocca Imperiale

castle of the Hohenstaufen (German nobility) Frederick II