Castelmezzano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.
The village is in fact as an agglomerate of concentric houses with roofs of sandstone embedded in a rocky basin: constructions are inserted directly in the rock. There are numerous steep stairs that open between the alleys and that invite you to climb to the peaks overhanging and enjoy the wonderful views of the Dolomiti Lucane.
It is part of the club The most beautiful villages in Italy. In 2007 Castelmezzano was chosen by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine among “The best places you’ve never heard of”.The Telegraph included Castelmezzano among its “Italy’s 19 most beautiful villages” list in 2017, defining it “one of southern Italy’s most stunningly located villages”.