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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, a mesmerizing visual experience that unveils the hidden treasures of Bernalda: – Bernalda is a small town in the Basilicata region of southern Italy, with a history that dates to the 10th century. It is located near the ancient Greek city of Metapontum, which was once a centre of culture and philosophy. Bernalda has many attractions for visitors, such as: – The Palazzo Margherita, a majestic villa that belongs to the famous filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, who has restored it and turned it into a luxury hotel. – The Museum of Rural Life (Il Museo della Vita Contadina), which displays the traditional crafts and customs of the local people. – The Aglianico del Vulture wine region, which produces some of the finest red wines in Italy. You can taste them in one of the many wine bars or wineries in the area. – The Pollino National Park, which offers stunning views of the mountains and forests. You can enjoy hiking, biking, or wildlife watching in this natural reserve. Bernalda is a town that combines history, culture, and nature in a unique way. It is a perfect destination for those who want to discover the authentic and diverse beauty of Italy.

Via Nuova Camarda is a street in Bernalda which runs from Piazza Padre Minozzi to Corso Umberto I. (Photos 1-2-4-5-6-7) – Via Settembrini is a street in Bernalda which runs from Via Anacreonte to Via Trento. (Photo 3) – Corso Umberto I is a street in Bernalda which runs from Piazza Della Vittoria to Via Pitagora. (Photos 8-9-10-11-16-17-18-19-34-35) – Piazza Plebiscito is a beautiful square located in the heart of Bernalda. The square is decorated with trees, flower beds, and public greenery. The square was already rectangular in shape in 1890, with a central tree. In the early 20th century, it was well-defined by valuable palaces erected by the preeminent families of Bernalda. In 1900, work began on planting 138 acacia trees in the square, which were completed in 1909 with a fence of 38 stone posts. The first area intended for public greenery took shape, as did the large decumanus later named Corso Umberto I, from which the expansion of the town was generated. The Piazza Plebiscito is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Bernalda and is a must-visit for tourists.

The Monumento ai Caduti is a war memorial located in Piazza Plebiscito, Bernalda. The monument is a marble cippo with an altorilievo depicting a laurel wreath with a ribbon framing a dagger in the center. The front of the monument has the inscription “MCMXV” and “MCMXVIII” on either side of the altorilievo, and below it is an inscription dedicated to the fallen soldiers of Bernalda. The rear of the monument has the names of the fallen soldiers of Bernalda during World War II. The monument was built between 1923 and 1925 during the administration of Achille Armento, mayor of Bernalda, after World War I. The bronze statue on top of the cippo was created by a local artist in the early 1980s. (Photos 12-13-14) – The Chiesa e Convento di Sant’Antonio is a religious complex located in Bernalda. The church and convent were built simultaneously, with the church initially having a single central nave. In 1684, a right lateral nave was added to the north, resulting in a total of 8 altars. The church is dedicated to Sant’Antonio da Padova (Saint Anthony of Padua). The current front of the church was built in the 19th century. The church is also known as Chiesa San Gaetano. (Photo 14) – Via Guglielmo Marconi is a street in Bernalda which runs from Via Edoardo de Filippo to Corso Umberto I  (Photo 15) – Via Pitagora is a street in Bernalda which runs from Corso Metaponto to Corso Umberto I (Photo 20) – Corso Italia is a street in Bernalda which runs from Corso Umberto I to Piazza S. Bernardino (Photos 21-22-23-24-26-27-28) – Via Ludovico Antonio Muratori is a street in Bernalda which runs from Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour to Via Solferino (Photo 25)

Piazza S. Bernardino is a square located in Bernalda. It is home to the Chiesa di San Bernardino da Siena. (Photos 29-30-31) – The Chiesa di San Bernardino da Siena, a church that was founded between 1510 and 1532. The church is dedicated to San Bernardino da Siena and features a wooden carved pulpit, a pipe organ with nine registers, and a baptismal font made of stone and wood. The interior of the church also houses statues from different periods, including works by the painter Cosimo Damiano Sampietro. (Photo 29) – Castello di Bernalda is a castle located in Bernalda, close to Piazza S. Bernardino . It was built in 1470 and is situated at the end of a street overlooking the Basento Valley. The castle is open to visitors and you can take a tour of the castle’s interior. – Via Filangieri is a street in Bernalda which runs from Piazza S. Via Concilio Vaticano II (Photos 32-33) – Via Giorgio la Pira is a street in Bernalda which runs from Corso Umberto I to Via Vincenzo Gioberti (Photos 36)

Bernalda Cusine – It has a rich culinary tradition that reflects its history and culture.Some of the typical dishes are: – Cialledda:- which is a salad made with stale bread, tomatoes, onions, basil, olive oil, vinegar, and salt. Lagane e ceci:- which is a pasta dish made with flat noodles and chickpeas cooked in a tomato sauce with garlic and rosemary. Pignata di agnello:- which is a lamb stew cooked in a terracotta pot with potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, bay leaves, and wine. Mostaccioli di Bernalda:- which are cookies made with honey, almonds, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and chocolate.

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Photo Gallery of Walk in Bernalda – Via Nuova Camarda to Via Giorgio la Pira
Approximately 3.29 km – 2.04 miles

The walk starts in Via Nuova Camarda – Via Settembrini – Corso Umberto I – Piazza Plebiscito – Via Guglielmo Marconi – Corso Umberto I – Via Palladio – Via Pitagora – Corso Italia – Via Ludovico Antonio Muratori – Corso Italia – Piazza S. Bernardino – Via Filangieri – Corso Umberto I – Via Giorgio la Pira