STORIES FROM THE BORGO
Bernalda is a town that is rich in magic in the heart of the Basilicata region, adjacent to Metaponto - a magnificent testimony of the Magna-Graecia civilization - and just a few kilometers from Matera, famous worldwide for its Sassi, which make up one of the oldest inhabited cave dwellings in the world.
Along the valley of the Basento, the image one has of Bernalda is a picture that remains impressed in one’s memory.
From this point-of-view, the town reflects the typical conformation of towns in the Lucania territory, situated up on the slopes of hills.
At the beginning of the 1500s, with the creation of elegant dwellings that today surround the ancient church of San Gaetano, an exclusive hamlet took shape in the heart of the city, with a long history to tell.
It is here that, among noble palaces and dream-like gardens, stands Borgo San Gaetano.
AN ALLEYWAY FULL OF EMOTIONS
IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER OF BERNALDA
The atmosphere, colors, and traditions of Bernalda pass through a place full of history: the tiny Vico Metaponto where, through the skill of master masons, the twin palaces, Belisario and Appio, were constructed.
The Dimore and the Casalini of Borgo San Gaetano can be accessed from this charming cobbled road paved with chianche - limestone slabs - and characterized by the secular wisteria that adorns the entrance and welcomes guests. When weather conditions permit, the Vico hosts cheerful tables full of tradition.