Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 17/2011

Geoturismo in Basilicata: il Parco Letterario "Carlo Levi" ad Aliano quale veicolo di divulgazione di elementi di geologia del sedimentario

Tropeano M. (*), Onofrio V. (**), Sabato L. (*), Dell'Olio M. (***) & Longhitano S.G. (****)
(*) Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e GeoAmbientali, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro". E-mail: (**) Geologo, Libero Professionista, Tito (PZ). (***) Geologo, Libero Professionista, Potenza. (****) Dipartimento di Scienze Geologiche, Università della Basilicata.

Volume: 17/2011
Pages: 195-198


Geotourism in Basilicata (Aliano, Southern Italy): the "Carlo Levi" Literary Park as a medium to initiate neophytes into sedimentary geology. The Aliano village "hosted" the political relegation of Carlo Levi during the fascist period. It is diffi cult to imagine the shock suffered by Carlo Levi when he reached in the 1930s this locality of the "deep" south of Italy coming from a big city as Turin. Contrarily to prejudices, Carlo Levi found a good feel with the rural people of Aliano, and he is still remembered from people, after 35 years since his death. The geological landscape crossed and described by Carlo Levi both with paintings and writings was (and is) signifi cant. Following the "footprints" of Carlo Levi and thanks to the istitution of a Leterary Park dedicated to him, it is possible today "to appreciate" the geology of the area and to suggest a geotouristic trip linked to the history of the political relegation of Carlo Levi.


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