Discover the ancient Miglionico with the imposing Manconsiglio castle
Visit the mother church of Santa Maria Maggiore with the spectacular Polyptych of Cima da Conegliano
Explore the historical center rich in history and art
Miglionico is located on a hill near Matera between the Bradano and Basento rivers and is famous for the majestic Malconsiglio castle, known for the historic conspiracy of the Barons (1485) against King Ferdinando I of Naples. Flanked by square and circular circular towers, placed at the top of the building.
The current entrance is located to the north-east, while the original entrance was facing south. On the upper floor, there are the Malconsiglio hall, where the conspiracy was held, and the Star or Spirits room with a star-shaped ceiling and caskets where the most precious treasures and documents were kept.
After the visit of the castle the tour continues towards the mother church of Santa Maria Maggiore which preserves precious works such as the splendid Polyptych (1499) oil on panel of the Venetian master Cima da Conegliano, composed of eighteen panels arranged in four orders, with a central beautiful Virgin on the Throne with Child and St. John the Baptist, the Crucifix by Father Umile Da Petralia Soprana (1629) and the great baroque organ.
Not far from the center you can admire the tiny church of the Holy Trinity, inside completely frescoed (mid-fifteenth century)