Born around the year 1000 following the decline of the Roman city of Grumentum, Montemurro in 1068 was known as CastrumMontisMurri and was home to a community of basilians. From here on out, the country begins to write its history that has led it over the centuries to become an economic, legal, political, religious and cultural reference point of the Agri Valley. The presence of two convents, Dominican and Franciscan, the flourishing activity of the leather tanning and milling of the olives have made the center attractive and known even in distant territories thanks to the good geographical position that facilitated contacts. Unfortunately, adverse natural phenomena have put an end to thisby knocking down with their destructive power on the town that has nevertheless reacted by managing to rebuild on its own ruins.
MONTEMURRO AND ITS PAST FLOWER
MONTEMURRESIS REPRESENTATIVES OF ART AND LITERATURE
The country has a remarkable cultural production in its history due to distinguished exponents of art and literature who have lived since 1500. In Montemurro are bornmasters ofgilding and painting, carversthat contribute to enrich the artistic production of Naples. Here come the Sellitto, the Manecchia and centuries later, in the twentieth century, the Leone-Padula who make art a means of expressing their own and others's characters.It is a visual communication to which is added the literary one of the eighteenth-century essays of Capocasale, well-known and esteemed philosopher of the Neapolitan University and the court of the Bourbon;that literary twentieth century of Leone and Padula where for the latter is strong the Neorealist imprint,and of Sinisgalli that in the nexuses identified among the various expressions of Culture finds, while living far away, its Montemurresis origins.
NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY IN A TERRITORY RICH IN WATER
Montemurro is located on a hill at 723 meters above sea level and is part of the Apennine Lucano Val d'AgriLagonegrese. Its is a territory rich in biodiversity that offers variety of landscapes and colors thanks to the diverse orography that goes from 532 meters above sea level of Lake Pertusillo to 1,300 of Mount Santo Iaso, home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Servigliano. Spontaneous vegetation combined with the crops of all time such as olive, vine, wheat, fruit embellish a place rich in springwathers and streams, ideal for transhumance of which the signs of the tractors are still visible. A place surrounded by the mountains and hills that stand out on the valley shaped by the river of which it takes its name, Agri.
IN AUTO - Da Nord:
Autostrada Salerno-Reggio Calabria A3, al Km 136 uscita Atena Lucana. Si percorre la SS 598 Fondovalle dell'Agri sino al Km 53, si esce e si prosegue verso sinistra sulla SP1 Alto Agri per 4 Km.
IN AUTO - Da Sud:
Strada Statale 106, uscita bivio Policoro-Scanzano. Si percorre la SS 598 Fondovalle dell'Agri, per 65 Km, si esce e si prosegue verso destra sulla SP1 Alto Agri per 4 Km.
AUTOSTRADA A2 SA-RC
USCITE: ATENA LUCANA SS 598 VAL D’AGRI
SS 407 BASENTANA SS 95 VARIANTE TITO - BRIENZA
SS 407 BASENTANA SCALO PISTICCI SS 598 VAL D’AGRI
DA TARANTO E DA SIBARI
SS 106 JONICA SS 598 VAL D’AGRI
STAZIONI PIÙ VICINE: POTENZA SALERNO
AEROPORTI PIÙ VICINI: NAPOLI BARI AVIOSUPERFICIE DI GRUMENTO
LINEE DIRETTE DALLE PRINCIPALI CITTÀ ITALIANE PER LA VAL D’AGRI