The Staging Area

“Old Fountain” picnic area.
The parking lot is located in a public garden but in a location that is difficult to access and not suitable for large vehicles. It has 8 camper spaces, is level, equipped with services, power connection, loading and unloading, and children’s play area. Open annually, free of charge. The rest area is well-marked and is part of the “Basilicata in camper” circuit.


Via Toscano Don Pancrazio – 75019 Tricarico (MT)


N 40.619877, AND 16.145348

All Services

Accesso gratuito

Free Access

Apertura annuale

Annual Opening

Allacciamento elettrico

Electrical Connection

Carico Acqua

Water Load

Scarico acque reflue

Waste Water Discharge

Scarico wc chimico

Empty-Cassette Service

WC (1)

Toilet facilities

Parco Giochi


Animali ammessi

Pets Allowed


Illuminated Area

Fondo Ghiaia

Gravelly Bottom

Area Picnic

Picnic Area

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Countless are the religious and civil architectural emergencies in the city, whose historic center, composed of the Civita, Saracena, Ràbata, Monte and Piano districts, develops in a perfect “spindle” pattern, typical of medieval cities built on hills:

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, in which, in 1383 Louis I D’Anjou was crowned king of Naples;
  • churches some adorned with frescoes;
  • convents (St. Anthony of Padua, St. Clare, St. Mary of Carmel, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Mary of Grace);
  • Norman Tower, 27 m high and with walls even over 5 m thick, from which a superb panorama can be seen. At the top, although there are no walls around and the crowning arches are almost at the same level as the floor, if you stand on the stone placed in the center of the surface, you can hear your own voice booming as if you were in a cave.
  • Torre della Saracena and Torre della Ràbata;
  • Gates of the fortified city: “Fontana,” “del Monte,” “della Ràbata,” “della Saracena,” and “delle Beccarie.”
  • Ducal Palace, which houses the archaeological museum.
  • Noble palaces, most of which were built between the 15th and 17th centuries.
The “Shrine of Our Lady of Fonti” is also worth visiting,

Located in the forest of the same name, the shrine, according to sources of tradition, was allegedly built around a very ancient image of the Madonna and Child painted on a small wall and discovered, amidst brambles and dense vegetation, thanks to a cowherd who, after losing a cow, found her, kneeling on her front legs, contemplating this image.

The shrine is, however, one of the main Marian sites in the region, a pilgrimage destination especially on Sundays in May.



Serra del Cedro Archaeological Area

Civita Archaeological Area

Shrine of Our Lady of Fonti

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