Miglionico

The town of Miglionico is on a hill between the Bradano and Basento rivers with a fantastic view over the San Giuliano Lake and valleys below. The town is famous for its VIII century castle del Malconsiglio that was the scene, back in 1485, of the famous Barons plot against the King of Naples Ferdinand 1st of Aragon. The XIV century church of Santa Maria Maggiore is located in Piazza del Popolo and contains an exquisitely decorated renaissance portal. Inside there is a polyptych by Cima da Conegliano Veneto made up of eighteen panels with the Madonna and Child in the centre. The painting of Neapolitan school dates back to 1449. The church is also home to other important works by Tintoretto, Guercino, da Putignano, and Ferri to name but a few.