Lavello

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Lavello
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Lavello
Lavello (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 41°3′N15°48′E / 41.050°N 15.800°E / 41.050; 15.800 Coordinates: 41°3′N15°48′E / 41.050°N 15.800°E / 41.050; 15.800
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Frazioni Gaudiano
Government
  MayorAntonio Annale
Area
[1]
  Total132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Elevation
313 m (1,027 ft)
Population
 (September 2008) [2]
  Total13,871
  Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lavellesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85024
Dialing code 0972
Patron saint San Mauro
Saint day2 May
Website Official website

Lavello (Potentino: Lavìdde) is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the region of Basilicata of southern Italy; it is located in the middle Ofanto valley.

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History

The area of Lavello was settled in prehistoric times, as attested by findings of an Iron Age village. The town originated as a Daunian and then Roman settlement, known as Forentum. It was already an important stronghold during the Lombard rule in southern Italy, and here was killed Sicard of Benevento (839).

Lavello was an important Byzantine center and a bishopric seat from 1025. Starting from 1043 Lavello was one of the twelve baronies of the Norman county of Apulia in southern Italy. The Normans rebuilt the cathedral and added a line of walls. The fortress was strengthened under their successors, the Hohenstaufen. Here King Conrad IV of Germany died in 1254. As a result of its participation in the anti-Angevine revolt in 1268, it was burnt down by Charles I of Anjou in 1298.

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Notes and references

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.



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