The Basilicata, located in the southern region of Italy, on the outlines of Campania at the west and Calabria to the south, is the world’s most famous and well-known place around the globe. The Beaty of Basilicata, also known as Luciana by its ancient name, will never cease to amaze us; alongside the world’s most well-known and famous places, it holds many secret and little-known places worth discovering.
In the province of Potenza, there’s a very particular place characterized by incredible constructions that don’t seem to belong to Italy but to a fairy tale with elves and goblins: the Parco dei Palmenti di Pietragalla.
Pietragalla parliaments belong to a very ancient past, but their construction dates back to the 19th century.
They symbolize the region’s rock architecture and the rural civilization you can visit in the borough of Pietragalla, a little more than 20 km from Potenza.
What are parliaments? It’s a complex of caves dug in sandstone rocks where until the sixties, the grapes and the fermentation of the must took place. The parliaments are located inside the Park, and inside them, you can still see the rooms in which the wine was made, such as the tubs for pinching and fermentation of the bridge carved in the rock.
The grapes were transported to this area and washed barefoot in the tallest tub. The end of the most in the tub below was left to ferment for 15-20 days before being placed in the barrels and taken to the barrels called Rutte here and located in the north of the country.
Basilicata will always amaze us; alongside the world’s most famous and well-known places, it preserves many secret and little-known places worth discovering.
In the province of Potenza, there is an extraordinary place characterized by incredible constructions that do not seem to belong to Italy but to a fairy tale with elves and sprites: the Palmenti Park in Pietragalla.