Monuments and natural beauties...

  • Monte Pruno Tomb. It is the tomb of the leader of the ancient population that lived in Southern Italy. Greeks called it Enotrio, it was conquered between 500 and 470 b.C. by Lucani
    A museum was created in the town: the Museo della Civiltà Contadina. Among the ancient houses of the old part of Roscigno, among the old shops, the barns, the cattle sheds, the Museum describes the ancient rural life with its habits, its tools, its everyday life. In the museum there are almost 800 objects found in the houses, in the barns of the ancient town. Visiting the museum, the visitor can see all the cycles of the production of that area: wine, oil, bread and wool production.
    Museo Archeologico, the archaeological museum
    The ancient part of the town was discovered some years ago, it is called “the Pompei of 2000”. IN 1902 the town was abandoned because there was the possibility of a landslip. The town has not changed, it is still the town of 1902. It is considered a world heritage by Unesco, and it is an exceptional document of the past with its small and narrow streets
    San Nicola di Bari Church in Roscigno Nuova, with a Museo Sacro dedicated to sacred art: there is a sculpture portraying Saint Nicholas, of XIV century; three XV century statues and a painting portraying God with the Crucifixion and the Saints
    Round fountain
    San Nicola di Bari Church in Roscigno Vecchia, built in 1700
    Madonna dei Martiri Chapel
    Bosco di Difesa, a wood made of copses, Aleppo and maritime pines; Sant’Elia wood made of pines and oaks, near it there are the ruins of a chapel and of an ancient furnace
    Mulino della Palomenta, a mill that worked thanks to the waters of Maiuri stream
    Tesauro, Pianerelle and San Nicola woods


Around XI century a Benedictine monastery was built in Piano hamlet, near it there was San Venere church. The area was a hamlet of Corleto Monforte: the inhabitants of Corleto that had the lands in that territory found difficult going everyday to their lands. So they started to build houses around the monastery and they founded a new town called Roscigno, because of the “luscinia” present in the area. Luscinia is the Latin name of nightingales.

In 1860 the inhabitants of Roscigno took part to the rebellion against the Bourbon family and accepted the annexation to Piemonte.

Between 1902 and 1908 there were some special laws because of the landslips of that years and the inhabitants had to leave the ancient part of the town and went to live in a new town, some kilometres far from it.




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