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Bernalda is located in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is about 80 km from the city of Matera, which is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Sassi, ancient cave dwellings carved into the rock. It has a rich history, a beautiful castle, and a lively main street. It is also close to the ancient site of Metapontum, where you can admire the ruins of a Greek temple and a museum. Bernalda has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. The average temperature in July is 25°C and in January is 9°C. Bernalda has a variety of attractions for tourists, such as historical monuments, cultural events, natural landscapes, and gastronomic delights. Some of the highlights are: The beaches of Bernalda, which are part of the Ionian coast and offer white sand, clear water, and relaxing atmosphere. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, surfing, sailing, and fishing here.

Corso Umberto I is the main street of Bernalda, a town in the province of Matera, in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. It is a long and tree-lined avenue that runs through the center of the town, where you can find many shops, cafes, restaurants, and other attractions. Piazza Plebiscito is the most beautiful square of Bernalda. It is an elegant garden-square, surrounded by noble palaces from the 19th and 20th centuries that belonged to the old lords of Bernalda and decorated with trees, flower beds and public greenery. On Piazza Plebiscito you can see the following attractions: – The Town Hall, a neoclassical building with a clock tower and a balcony that overlooks the square. The Church of San Rocco, a baroque church with a richly decorated facade and a bell tower. The Monument to the Fallen, a bronze statue of a soldier that commemorates the victims of the World Wars. The Fountain of the Lions, a fountain with four lion heads that spout water. Piazza Plebiscito is also the main venue for festivals and events in Bernalda, such as the Carnival, the Feast of San Rocco, and the International Film Festival. It is a lively and charming place where you can enjoy the local culture and social life of the town.

Piazza San Bernardino is a square in Bernalda. It is named after the patron saint of the town, San Bernardino da Siena, who was a Franciscan preacher and reformer in the 15th century. On the square, The Church of San Bernardino is located, also known as the Chiesa Madre (Mother Church), which is the main church of the town. It was built in the 16th century and renovated in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has a baroque facade with a statue of San Bernardino and a bell tower. Inside, you can admire the paintings, sculptures, and altars of various artistic styles.

The castle of Bernalda is a historical and architectural attraction in the town. It is located on a hill overlooking the Basento valley and the ancient city of Metapontum1. Here are some facts about the castle of Bernalda: – The castle was probably built by the Normans in the 11th century and restored by the Aragonese during their domination, when it was enlarged, fortified and protected with a moat and a drawbridge. The current castle is the one built by Bernardino de Bernaudo, secretary of King Alfonso II of Naples, in 1470. He also gave the town its current name, after his own. The castle has a rectangular plan with four towers, one of which is square and older than the others. It also has a courtyard, a chapel, and several rooms decorated with frescoes and coats of arms. The castle is now a museum and a cultural center that hosts events and exhibitions. It also offers a panoramic view of the town and the surrounding landscape.

The Chiesa di San Donato is a small church located at the end of the main street of Bernalda, Corso Umberto 1. It is one of the oldest churches in the town, dating back to before the foundation of Bernalda. It was originally located in the ancient hamlet of Camarda, and San Donato was the former patron saint of the town, before San Bernardino was chosen. The church has a fresco on the wall depicting San Donato, as well as a cross from the convent of the Franciscan Conventuals, who placed it next to the feudal gate of Bernalda. The church was renovated and reconsecrated in 2013, and it used to house the Triumphal Carriage of San Bernardino, which is used for the patronal feast in August. The church is now open for worship and is part of the parish of Mater Ecclesiae, which also includes the Mother Church of San Bernardino and other churches in Bernalda.

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

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