Minervino Murge called “Balcony of Puglie”, is an enchanted place presenting a unique landscape both from a naturalistic and an architectural point of view. It stretches out over the magnificent scenery of the Basilicata valleys, just in front of Mount Vulture which is the ancient extinct volcano appearing at the horizon from the highest part of the village. Minervino also houses an extraordinary and ancient village called “Scesciola”, an Arabic term that means “maze”, accounting for the criss-crossing narrow streets and alleys.

Continuing along the Alta Murgia National Park, it is possible to soon reach Spinazzola, a town that stands on a geological terrace surrounded by cliffs overlooking the Locone torrent valley, the main affluent of the Ofanto river. Here it is possible to discover the ruins of the great Garagnone, a mysterious and secret ghost fortress of medieval origin once part of Orsini’s feud or the “Martian land” of the Bauxite Quarry, where a truly spectacular scenery can be admired. The shades of colours and dust are very peculiar and combine suggestively with the waters of the pond, creating reflections and games of light. A must go place!

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