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Wednesday 13 October 2021 - Agenda in progress 
Please Note: All events are subject to change.

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Find out what happens in the Valley
and don't miss the upcoming events


Diamonds in the dark

​The infrastructures

Antonio De Luca in this  article explains how the infrastructures suitable for observing the sky in the Pollino area should be.

The Pollino area lends itself perfectly to observation of the sky thanks to the very low levels of light pollution.

First of all, it is necessary to identify places, far from the inhabited center, in a sufficiently elevated position and with little vegetation around.

Then they should be equipped with pitches for astronomical observation and be accessible in any season.

The  infrastructures of this type could be interesting for both amateur astronomers and educational institutions that intend to offer their students an unusual, stimulating and inspiring experience.


Crypto Strategy

Egidio Sproviero

On November 28 the presentation of the book Strategia Criptata will be held in Castelluccio Superiore, at 6.00 pm, at the Municipal Council room.

There will be greetings from the Mayor Giovanni Ruggiero .

Prof. Francesco Chitarrelli talks with the author.

The book is a compelling fictional story set in the Mercure Lao Valley!

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Another story


It is still active in Rotonda, every Friday until January 2022,  the project of the Pollino Natural History Museum dedicated to children and teenagers.

The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness of one's territory, history and archeology through play.

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Seconda campagna archeologica Laino Borgo

Archaeological research conference

Laino Borgo

On 10 December, at 5.00 pm, the Second Archaeological Research Campaign on the Settlement of S. Gada will take place at the New Horizons Civic Center in Laino Borgo.

Prof. Fabrizio Mollo from the Department of Ancient and Modern Civilizations of the University of Messina will be present.

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To 'Pricicchia

Castelluccio Inferiore

The 20th edition of 'A' pricicchia will be held in Castelluccio Inferiore on December 7th.  


On this day the cellarmen will open their cellars to citizens and tourists to let them taste typical local products including excellent wine. 

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Near the Valley

Rural Food Festival


On 8 December it will be possible to walk among the vineyards, the Pollino and the Sibari plain with the  suggestive view of the mountain of Cassano where Vincenza and Agostino Cerchiara produce their wines. Following an easy itinerary in the historic center of Civita.

Guide: Gaetano Sangineti


Tel: 349.53.46.434


Or you can decide to  savoring wine in the shadow of the small Dolomites.

A guided walk through the streets of the village awaits you and a tasting of the wines of  Tenute Ferrari and Rizzo Winery .

Guide : Andrea Vacchiano


Tel: 3482745771

Versare il vino rosso in vetro
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Castelluccio Inferiore

What is the intent?

In the Mercure Lao Valley, in Castelluccio Inferiore, a proposal was made, a strategic intent was formulated, with five objectives . Fighting demographic decline is the number one goal .

Read more

Goal 2

Protect and enhance the beauty of the territory.


The Autumn Equinox is coming soon, an important event. It will be a moment to take stock of the situation.


Here you read the strategic intent, and here considerations on the Problem Problem .

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The story begins on January 1st 2019: Matera European Capital  of Culture. A very important signal for all of Southern Italy.  Since that distant January we have grown. Do you want to know what happened? Click here.

Here you read the strategic intent, and  Problem Problem Considerations.

If you want to be an actor in this transformation process, write to this address

to enrich the Shared Agenda. 

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Our Blog


We want to make

the Valley of the Mercure Lao

a real Beauty Workshop!

Do you know places in the Valley that can host small and large events, such as classical music concerts or theatrical performances?


Help us find them!


Contact us to report any type of place that can host events, both outside and inside.

Collaborate with us so that the organization of events becomes more and more efficient and participation is numerous in every meeting.

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