Between history and astronomy
Perched on a rocky outcrop over 900 metres above sea level, Castelgrande dominates the Lucanian Apennines and offers its visitors the perfect mix of art, nature and science. The historic center is a succession of ascents and descents that will put you to the test, but that will reward you with the beauties that hide, such as Palazzo Cianci, in Baroque style, the remains of the Lombard Castle, and the Mother Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses a copy of the Holy Shroud. From the terrace behind the Church, enjoy the panoramic view, a real sunset show.
The village has numerous other viewpoints. The point from which the view gives the best of itself is the Astronomical Observatory, at 1250 meters above sea level. From here, on clear days, the gaze reaches as far as Apulia. Take part in events and guided tours to admire the beauties of the celestial vault.
From the wonders of heaven to those of earth. The “Guglielmo Gasparrini” Botanical Park is home to the only Butterfly House in southern Italy: butterflies, coming from all over the world, fly among the lush vegetation within a large transparent hemisphere.