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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.

Info

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

History

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.

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".

Genealogy

Province of Potenza

Where to stay

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