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Cultural location   
From Capodigliano to the historical centre of Muro Lucano,through the mulini street and the places where San Gerardo Maiella lived.

Geographical location
The itinerary of Gerardino is located on a part of the territory of Muro Lucano and it is fixed and accessible:The “notte della Luce”is a manifestation linked to these places and it is repeated in the historical centre of the town ,evocating the death of San Gerardo Maiella.



Thematic areas Artistic
Cultural interest evaluation San Gerardo Maiella was born in Muro Lucano(PZ)on the 6th of april 1726,where he lived until the age of twelve,then he entered the seminary of the Frati Redentoristi.His childhood was lived intensely and dedicated to the religious practices;the main episcodes are represented on painted pannels skattered in the various referral localities along the streets of Muro Lucano.His short existence ended on the 15th of october 1755 at 29 years old,at the convent of the Redentoristi in Materdomini, in the provice of Salerno.
Context The places where San Gerardo Maiella lived and where he showed his incredible religious  faith gave origin to material elements to remember his life.
The place that is object of intervention is the itinerary that San Gerardo Maiella did from Borgo Pianello di Muro Lucano to the church of Capodigiano.
This itinerary is located in the town of Muro Lucano and has 2 purposes
-Enhance the specific religious elements of the place
-Enhance the specific cultural,historical and enviromental elements of the place.
So it is a place of historical value that joins the enviromental qualities with an interesting historical and religious heritage linked to the life of the saint.
Description of the managment mode The recovery of the itinerary made daily by the saint during his permanence in Muro Lucano is object of cultural and religious interest;the representation of the re-evocation of San Gerardo’s death through the yearly appointment on the night of the 15th and 16th of october.The folkloristic animation with lights and sounds;the repetion of the centenary tradition of the celebration of San Giovanni Maiella,protector of the town of Muro Lucano every 2nd of september;the continuous research of the municipal administration of testimonies of when the saint was still alive and a twinning was stipulated in his honor  are the elements that permit to conserve,safeguard and transmit among generations the memories linked to the manifestation.
Significant features The places described and the manifestations repeated through the years conserve the memory of San Gerardo Maiella alive.
Bibliography The life, works, and miracles of St. Gerard have been at the center of countless studies and publications. The most recent are signed by Don Giustino D? Addezio.
Numerous articles, biographies and bibliographies have been published in the national magazine "Christian Family" and many others are listed on innumerable websites (national and foreign) devoted to the saint (;, etc.).
The description of the places is particularly found on Numistrone by Luigi Martuscelli.


Safeguard plan proposed

Community participation
Among the featured events the events are freely accessible, the Gerardino route is freely usable with the management and maintenance of the Commune.

Where to eat

Hotel delle Colline
Via Belvedere
85054 - Muro Lucano (PZ)
Tel.: 0976 2284 - Fax: 0976 2160
Cell.: 333 9244495
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Hotel Miramonti
C.da Fontanelle
85054 - Muro Lucano (PZ)
Tel.: 0976 2657 - Fax: 0976 723028
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Agriturismo La Bontà
C.da Piano del Casino
85054 - Muro Lucano (PZ)
Tel.: 0976 77139
Cell.: 329 0744698

Fonte: APT Basilicata

Additional Info

  • Category: Artistic itinerary
  • Month: September, October
  • Place: Muro Lucano