Ceiling right aisle of the Cathedral - Tricarico
Saracena gate - Tricarico
Chapel of the Crucifix - S.Chiara - Tricarico
Tricarico's Cathedral
Archaeological finds in Tricarico's Museum
Rabatana gate - Tricarico
St Francis' church - Tricarico
Panoramic view of Tricarico
King Ladislaus' arch - Tricarico
Ducal Palace's gate - Tricarico

Tricarico – Art city

LUNCH INCLUDED. Tricarico has been awarded the title of “art city” in 2015 because of its relevant artistic heritage and during this tour we will explore the most important artsy locations.

We will move our first steps in this town, which extends horizontally on a hill, slumped as a woman at rest, between the charming Lucan alleys, looking for footprints of the past, between Knights, brave accounts and bishops who left their mark.

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Tricarico has been awarded the title of “art city” in 2015 because of its relevant artistic heritage and during this tour we will explore the most important artsy locations.

We will move our first steps in this town, which extends horizontally on a hill, slumped as a woman at rest, between the charming Lucan alleys, looking for footprints of the past, between Knights, brave accounts and bishops who left their mark.
Here are some.

The Norman Tower, cylindrical and 27 mt tall, was built in the 15th century by the Normans and later modified. It was given by Tommaso Sanseverino and Sveva de Bethan in XVII century to the cloistered nuns that used the premises as convent. It consists of three superimposed rooms and a panoramic terrace that allows to dominate the Bradano and Basento valleys up to the sea. It’s possible to visit the premises of the Castle and the cloister of the convent, today renovated and used as a Museum of photography.

The Church of St. Clare is the cloistered monastery church and is a real treasure trove of artworks, the most valuable of which is the Crucifix Chapel where it’s possible to admire the first pictorial cycles that enrich the heritage of Tricarico. The work of the painter Pietro Antonio Ferro in 1612 was commissioned by the same sisters and depicts scenes from the life of Jesus, episodes from the Gospel, Saints, martyrs and, at the center of the vault, the Trinity.

The Ducal Palace, formerly the Prince’s Castle, is easily recognizable with its steep access ramp and its double entrance arch surmounted by the coats of arms of Revertera, Pignatelli and Sanseverino.
The lounges downstairs host temporary art and history exhibitions.
On the first floor, the archaeological museum with exhibits of the 3rd 4th and 5th century BC from the archaeological sites of Civita, Serra del Cedro, Garaguso, Oliveto, Monte Croccia, etc.

The Cathedral, also known as Church of Santa Maria Assunta, originally of Romanesque style is today the result of restructuring ordered by eighteenth-century bishop Del Plato. It’s a treasure of artworks, Neapolitan plaster ornaments, canvases by Ferro and Cesare Scerra (XVII century) and interesting paintings on wood of the 16th century. The sacristy preserves the precious wooden panel depicting the town of Tricarico, 1652.

MEETING POINT Piazzale Santa Croce – Tricarico (MT)
DEPARTURE HOUR 9:30 am
POINT OF ARRIVAL Piazza Garibaldi – Tricarico (MT)
ARRIVAL TIME 6:30 pm
HELPFUL ADVICE Attire: comfortable clothing, sneakers, hat and sunglasses.
Always carry a bottle of water.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Guide available for the whole day
Lunch with typical dishes
Maps and information about the city
Norman Tower entrance ticket
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Transport to Tricarico
If you are interested in cab/shuttle bus transport, please contact us!

Additional information

Location

Tricarico

Duration

Whole day

Physicality

Easy

Age

Suitable for all ages

Group size

Every 15 adults, a tour for free! For participants younger than 6 years of age, special price: pay half with child menus!

Availability

Year-round.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
01/11/2016

Sono un torinese che per lavoro ha vissuto sei mesi a Tricarico, e ad agosto era venuto il momento di far visitare “la mia seconda casa” anche alla mia famiglia. Sara ci ha accompagnato per il paese alla scoperta delle sue meraviglie: mi ha fatto scoprire con occhi nuovi i luoghi in cui avevo trascorso l’inverno e la primavera, e fatto godere ai miei familiari una splendida località così nascosta e così lontana dalle mete abituali. Ottima guida, organizzazione impeccabile, ottima scelta delle mete e grande competenza. Se ogni borgo d’Italia potesse avere così grandi attenzioni…

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