A picturesque village, located inside a great mountain landscape, in the south-west area of Basilicata
, Trecchina has very old origins and rises on the slopes of Monte Coccovello, that stands above it with the summits of Monte Santa Maria, Balzo Rosso and Mount Spina. These are the three slopes
that give the name to the old village.
Rich in history and art, Trecchina reveals itself to the visitor with a fascinating range of landscapes: from the suggestive and harmonious architecture of nineteenth-century buildings to the characteristic and historical town centre, with little and steep streets and stone steps, eaten away by time
The tourist itinerary cannot in any way disregard the so-called Trecchina-Antica (historic center), which can be easily reached on foot through steep streets and stone steps worn by time. Here the spontaneous and evocative architecture of the houses seems wrapped in the realm of silence and those who arrive there for the first time speak in a low voice as if for fear of profaning the place. A little more than 5 km from the inhabited center you reach the rocky summit of Serra Pollino where, in 1926, the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso was built.
In addition to the beauty of the village there is the enchanting setting of the woods, thick of Turkey oaks, chestnuts, beeches, walnuts and age-old oaks, evidence of a uncontaminated nature.
Historical informationThe origins of Trecchina are quite uncertain: Some trace the first settlement in 500 BC by Greek settlers in the city of Anglona, while others put the origins in Roman times, pointing to the name of Terence
Trecchina was fortified by Lombards before being destroyed by the Saracens in the tenth century, and finally rebuilt in the Norman-Swabian at a point called "fortress". Despite the considerable damage caused by the earthquake of 1783 and 1854, still retains many nineteenth-century buildings of good quality and all decorated with carved stone portals and long supported by wrought iron balconies.
An extraordinary territory
Trecchina is located a few kilometers from the spectacular Mediterranean coast of Maratea, a place of beautiful beaches with crystal clear sea, deep waters, pristine and very popular with divers.
In addition to being picturesque, the location of Trecchina is truly particular because it is located in the center of an area where three national parks meet: the Appennino Lucano Val d’Agri Lagonegrese National Park which, with Monte Sirino, dominates the valley surrounding the town, a few kilometers to the north is the Cilento National Park while to the south is the Pollino National Park