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Basilicata Mistero
Journey to the ancient Basilicata

Discover the enchanting and untamed region of Basilicata, steeped in a rich history of popular traditions and beliefs. This land is imbued with an ancient magic that has been passed down through generations, resulting in a fascinating blend of religious and mystical practices. Join us on a mysterious journey as we delve into the nature, folklore, anthropology, literature, miracles, legends, and eerie tales that have endured the test of time.
Open your eyes to a new perspective and explore the wonders of Basilicata like never before.

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Articles of Basilicata Mystery

  • Podcast: The dragon of Venosa
    The air was still and heavy, weighing down on Venosa, a silence laden with unspoken terror. At the edge of the village, ancient stones outlined the profile of the Church of San Giovanni. Built on Roman ruins, the Church held centuries of stories within its walls. But none as chilling as the one unfolding now.… Read more: Podcast: The dragon of Venosa
  • The mystical Craco
    Craco, enveloped in a halo of mystery, stands abandoned in the evocative south of Basilicata.
  • Il monachicchio – the little monk
    The lively and playful Monachicchio which, however, can disturb our sleep. How to protect yourself from his nocturnal pranks?
  • The legend of the dragon of Venosa
    The legend of the Venosa dragon remains alive in local culture and continues to inspire and enchant those who hear it.
  • Trip to Lucania – Viaggio in Lucania 1965
    Trip to Lucania – Viaggio in Lucania, directed by Luigi Di Gianni in 1965, is a documentary that denounces the plight of the Lucanian farmers
  • Astragali: the ancestors of dice
    The game or divination with the astragali, little bones of the lower limbs of goats and rams, were used a lot by the Greeks and Romans
  • The myth of the warrior Basilèus of Baragiano
    The myth of the warrior Basilèus of Baragiano, rich and powerful warlord. The archeopark of Baragiano recounts his deeds
  • Luigi Di Gianni
    Luigi di Gianni was one of the greatest Italian documentary filmmakers delving into anthropological, religious and social themes.
  • San Giuseppe bonfires
    Bonfires of San Giuseppe. A rite that has survived the centuries representing a ritual of purification and consecration
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