Weekends in Literary Parks

DAY 1 Literary Park Isabella Morra Valsinni

> Valsinni, with the Isabella Morra Literary Park, offers itself as an authentic destination of discovery for those who understand vacation as an opportunity to experience unique emotions. Isabella's places have become the setting for sentimental journeys, paths through the atmospheres and suggestions that inspire the verses of the unhappy poetess from "Favale" today Valsinni. The village opens to visitors to immerse them in a dream, in a journey back in time, through the large and small stories that it has collected, leading visitors into a fantastic dimension, where past, present and future overlap. Valsinni is a small village perched on an extreme offshoot of the Pollino, the town is overlooked by Mount Coppolo, which associates naturalistic value with historical value, preserving the walls of ancient Lagaria, founded, according to legend, by Epeo, builder of the Trojan horse. The Sentimental Journey, the guided tour through the historic center and in the most important monument of the locality the Morra Castle, at the foot of which wind the alleys of the medieval village, connected by the characteristic gaffi, vaulted covered passages. Visit to the documentary exhibition Benedetto Crocein Valsinni, set up in collaboration with the Superintendence for Architectural and Landscape Heritage of Basilicata. The castle is inextricably linked to the life of the poetess Isabella Morra, daughter of the castle's feudal lord, who is considered one of the most original and authentic voices of 16th-century female lyric poetry. The young poetess was murdered at the age of 26 by her own brothers because of an alleged clandestine affair with Spanish baron Diego Sandoval de Castro. Lunch at a typical restaurant to taste typical Lucanian dishes. Afternoon free for walks in the historic center and continuation to Tursi. Arrival, accommodation in reserved rooms at Borgo Antico - Rabatana Palazzo dei Poeti. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 Literary Park Albino Pierro Valsinni

> Breakfast and guided tour of Tursi, a small town built by the Goths between the 4th and 5th centuries. The first nucleus of houses appeared on the hill where the Tower of Tursico,its founder who gave the town its name, was erected by the Saracens. We begin with the Rabatana or Arabatanaislocated at the highest point of the village and is literally surrounded on each side by deep and inaccessible ravines that constitute the fantastic world of Albino Pierro's Jaramme. Situated 305 meters above sea level, it dominates the picturesque landscape of the Ionian, Agri and Sinni Valleys. Because of its dominant position and detached from the rest of the town, it has been able to preserve the most genuine dialect and customs of the Tursi people. Until a few decades, it was a vital and highly populated center and an important custodian of traditions and propeller of culture. The Rabatana is connected to the rest of the town by a road called in dialect la pietruzzachestands out on the highest point of the S. Michele district toward the extreme lace of the Rabatana

> We will visit Albino Pierro's House-Museum, located in the historic center of St. Michael's Ward in Plebiscito Square. The Palace, named U Paazze by the poet, has a lovely panoramic view of the Pescogrosso stream, the Convent of St. Francis and the crags of the Rabatana District. After Pierro's death, the upper floors of the Palace were used as the Pierro Library, where many books belonging to the poet and many of his works are kept. Today Palazzo Pierro and the adjoining library are a destination for Italian and Foreign tourists and scholars. With the Albino Pierro Literary Park it was intended to pay tribute to this writer who during his lifetime attracted the attention of philologists and linguists such as Rohlfs and Lausberg, publishing poetic collections in the Tursitan dialect A terra d'u ricorde translated into the most varied languages of the world (French, English, Swedish, Persian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish). Several times Pierro came close to winning the Nobel Prize, an expected but missed recognition. Typical lunch at Borgo Antico Rabatana - Palazzo dei Poeti with revisited Lucanian cuisine. Afternoon continuation to the Sanctuary of St. Mary of Anglona, one of the most famous medieval monuments in the region, which according to tradition was founded in the 12th century on the site of the Greek Pandosia. The hill where the Sanctuary is located dominates the entire valley of the Sinni and Agri rivers from a height that offers the possibility of catching glimpses of suggestive and enchanting views. Continue to Policoro-Herakleia, visit to the National Museum of the Siritide and the excavations, Baronial Castle and town center. Return to Tursi for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3 Carlo Levi Aliano Literary Park

> Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Aliano, towards the Collina Materana. Perched 500 a.s.l. that was originally called Allius, where you will learn about the places of inspiration of Christ Stoppedat Eboli by Carlo Levi, published in 1945 and translated into 37 languages. The Carlo Levi Literary Park was born from the close relationship between the work of the famous Christ Stopped at Eboli and the places that the book describes, and the Park brings together and organizes them into an evocative proposal for a visit. Levi was confined in the mid-1930s for political reasons and walked its streets, discovered and loved its culture. Following in his footsteps and in the timely wake of literary evocations are the Park's itineraries today. Guided tour of the four museums: Museo Storico Carlo Levi in the Palazzo Caporale, where, in addition to documents relating to the writer's confinement, there are also political drawings, lithographs published by Levi shortly before his death and donated to the Municipality of Aliano on the occasion of his last visit in November 1974. Museum of Peasant Civilization, where, in addition to being preserved everything related to the ancient procedures of oil production, there are subjects related to the cultivation of the fields, milking of milk, cheese production, furnishings, a peasant room. Pinacoteca Carlo Levi houses works made in 1935-36 in the few months that the poet - writer was confined in Aliano. Carlo Levi's House of Confinement, exactly the same as when it was left by him in 1936. There are neither objects, nor furnishings is completely empty and it is this emptiness that you want a strong emotion through a multivision system consisting of projectors and programmed and tuned by a computer. The striking view of the Badlands, huge white clay hills that flank the town and evoke scenery typical of the Dakotas and Nebraska. Lunch in a typical restaurant with local specialties and in the afternoon departure for the return to your headquarters.