Calvello (Lucano: Calvìedde) is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, known for its traditional production of artistic ceramics. It is bounded by the towns of Abriola, Anzi, Laurenzana, Marsico Nuovo, Marsicovetere, Viggiano.

Comune di Calvello
Calvello 2.jpg
Location of Calvello
Calvello is located in Italy
Location of Calvello in Italy
Calvello is located in Basilicata
Calvello (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°29′N 15°51′E / 40.483°N 15.850°E / 40.483; 15.850Coordinates: 40°29′N 15°51′E / 40.483°N 15.850°E / 40.483; 15.850
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
 • MayorAnna Cantisani
 • Total106.4 km2 (41.1 sq mi)
730 m (2,400 ft)
 • Total2,231
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0971
Patron saintSaint Nicholas
Saint dayDecember 6
WebsiteOfficial website

Main sightsEdit

  • Castle, known from as early as the Norman period (11th century). It was held, among others, by the Carafa and Sanseverino families.
  • Church and convent of Santa Maria de Piano
  • The Sant'Antuono bridge is an arc-shaped stone structure. It is named after the little Church built by the inhabitants of the river dedicated to St. Anthony the Great, commonly known as St. Antuono. This construction was carried out at the beginning of 1200, by local craftsmen under the technical direction of Benedictine monks, skilled engineers, pontiffs and architects. The bridge had the purpose of facilitating safe exchange between the residents of Plan and those of the Sant'Antuono district, which in earlier times were accessed with uncertain and shaky walkways. The bridge was built on the river "La Terra", a stream of continuous flow; Calvello is one of the few towns in the region bathed in a watercourse of this kind. The bridge had not undergone any alterations due to weather and natural events until the early twentieth century, so that today the condition of the bridge is good, even though the interventions subsequently affected the beauty of the work as a whole.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.