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Address: Venosa, Venosa, Italy
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Historically Interesting

Dates from BC, excavations, interesting churches and much newer castle. Populated by Romans, Castle has interesting fossil collection.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
LuisaAndy
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Dates from BC, excavations, interesting churches and much newer castle. Populated by Romans, Castle has interesting fossil collection.

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Venosa was home to one of the most famous roman poets, Quinto Oratio Flacco. The little town is disseminated with quotations from some of his most important works. It's a lovely place, its streets paved with marble stones, a huge castle that welcomes you upon arrival. An aoutstanding archeological park, hebrew catacumbs next to christian ones. Layers of history...

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Strahilovo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

small town with a good museum, ancient ruins and church/monastery of historical importance. also some nice cafe around the square

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

No visit to Basilicata is complete without Venosa. It's a fascinating little town. The archeological area and the Church of the Incompiuta are amazing. A woman from Minutiello Tours stepped in and gave us a free tour of the house of Horace - very professional!

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Venosa is a beautiful town to walk around. The castle in the main square was built in 1470 (the deep moat now a lush lawn) and the shops in the square are fronted by a beautiful covered arched walkway (the corner cafe makes good coffee). We loved wandering along the beautiful narrow cobbled streets watching people go about their business,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

There is a little bit of everything in town: 2000 years old tombs, a castle, a beautiful Cathedral rich of symbolic signs. The city is has a millenary culture of wine too.

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Potenza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

If you have an interest in the Templar Knights then Venosa is a must for you. Venosa is off the main highways and an easy drive in just over an hour from Potenza and the scenery getting there is beautiful with the vines and olive trees all around. This is a major producer of wine and olive oil and there... More 

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