Monuments and natural beauties...

  • San Nicola dei Greci Church with a stone portal
    San Nicola dei Latini Church with a stone portal
    Sant’Antonio Monastery, founded in 1541, with precious works of art, such as frescos, crucifixes, and a carved wood chorus
    Santa Maria dei Greci Church
    SS. Trinità Church
    Santa Maria della Scala Church
    Rosario Church
    San Pietro Church
    Capuchin Monastery
    Sant’Antuono Chapel
    Former Monastery of Clarisse, seat of the town hall
    Baronial palace, palazzo Palmieri
    Portals in the ancient part of the town
    The Roman bridge
    Gaio Uziano Rufo mausoleum, a monument ordered by the wife of Rufo, Insteia Polla, priestess of Giulia Augusta. This sepulchre was very important in the story of Polla, because it was considered a temple dedicated to Apollo, this is why the town was called Polla
    Lapis Pollae Epigraph, marble cippus with the inscription of “via Popilia”
    Passo Grotta Inn


Until XI century this territory was inhabited by shepherds, as traces in the caves testify.
The first village was founded in IV century b.C. by Lucani. Then Romans arrived.
During Byzantine domination in this area there were Greek communities as the Greek rites of Santa Maria dei Greci and San Nicola dei Greci and the use of rich costumes of women testify.
At the fall of Roman Empire there were Goth, Longobard and Saracen invasions. The inhabitants of the area moved to the hill where they founded Castrum Pollae.
During the centuries many families ruled Polla: Altavilla, De Polla, Sanseverino, Fasanella, Villano, Capecelatro. In the town there were five religious orders: Benedictines, Capuchins, Dominicans, Franciscans and Clarisse.
During Bourbon reign the town was visited by Ferdinando IV who came to Polla to see how the reclamation of the lands was working.
During Risorgimento, the town took part to the rebellions with the institution of a secret association, Naosparta Febea, led by Vincenzo Parisi.




Weather forecast