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The ancient village of Aliano and the surrounding badlands, became famous thanks to the writer Carlo Levi, who's been exiled here during the fascism, the book "cristo si é fermato ad Eboli" written during his experience describes this village as so underdeveloped as some African areas and so isolated from the rest of the Italian society that he had problems communicating to people, even the Catholicism was mixed up with local pagan rituals.
The Badlands offers an un-typical landscape for Italian standards made of numerous volcano-shaped piles of clay scattered all over the area, the atmosphere gets even better when the full moon lights up the hills making it look like the moon itself.
By car it can be a good idea for a day trip from the amazing city of Matera, maybe during your next trip to Puglia.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Spring
Sunrise & Sunset 05:57 - 18:07 | current local time: 09:39
Photo Themes Badlands countryside deep south Panoramic View Summer
Locations basilicata Southern Italy Aliano
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