Other remains of buildings, coins, fine ceramics and decorative ornaments prove that the site had some importance in Roman times. Banzi also boasted a famous spring, whose location or existence is not proven, immortalized by Horace in his "Fons Bandusiae".
Banzi, Province of Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
The small town is situated on a hill near the Murge, and the surrounding territory is either forested or covered by fields; agriculture is still today the main activity.
Population: ca. 1400 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 85010 -- Phone Area Code: 0971 -- patron Saint: San Vito Martire celebrated on 15 June -- Surnames in Banzi
What to see
Banzi's ancient history relies on the so-called Tabula Bantina Osca, an epigraphic text on a bronze layer, the longest and most complex among those found in Oscan language with Latin characters, which is preserved at the National Museum of Naples.
Where to stay
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