San Mauro Forte
|Comune di San Mauro Forte|
|• Mayor||Francesco Diluca|
|• Total||86.89 km2 (33.55 sq mi)|
|Elevation||540 m (1,770 ft)|
|• Density||21/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||San Mauro abate|
|Saint day||15 January|
The place was established in the sixth century.
The town is on a hill, 540 metres (1,770 ft) above sea level, in the west central part of the province. To the north are the communes of Salandra (14 km / 9 miles), Oliveto Lucano (15 km / 9 miles) and Garaguso (17 km / 11 miles). To the east is Ferrandina (31 km / 20 miles) with Craco (25 km / 15 miles) e Stigliano (31 km / 20 miles) to the south. Accettura is (14 km / 9 miles) to the south. The provincial capital, Matera is 70 km / 44 miles away, while the administrative capital of the adjacent province, Potenza, is 66 km / 41 miles away.
San Mauro Forte is included in the administrative grouping of Upland Communes of the Matera Hills
- Torre Normanna "Norman Tower"
- The XVI century Church of Santa Maria Assunta, in which are preserved valuable paintings of the XVIII century;
- The Church of the Annunciation, built in the XVI century by the Franciscan monks, with an adjoining convent;
- The Church of St. Mary of the Angels (also known as Chapel of the Rosary or Saint Lucia), of ancient origins;
- The XVIII century Church of St. Vincent, with an interesting majolica tiled floor and an XVIII century organ;
- The noble palaces, such as Palazzo Arciaerie (today seat of the Town Hall) and Palazzo Lauria, famous for its superb Baroque style portal.
- The Feast of Saint Maurus on January 15th.
- Campanacci “The Festival of the Cowbell” - 16th January 
- St Anthony the Abbot, on January 17th.
- The Feast of Saint Roch on September 3rd.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
- The Italian village of San Mauro Forte
- 1905 Print Ancient Greek Inscriptions S Mauro Forte Matera Stone Language XHD4, This is an original 1905 black and white halftone print of a stone with a Greek inscription from San Mauro Forte near Matera. The stone can now be found in the Naples museum.
- Torre Normanna, San Mauro Forte , Province of Matera, Basilicata, Italy
- "San Mauro Forte".
- “The Festival of the Cowbell” in San Mauro Forte”
- Soundmasks in resounding places - Listening to the Campanaccio of San Mauro Forte, Nicola Scaldaferri, Sonic ethnography, Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526151988.00009 , Online Publication Date: 15 Dec 2020