Finally, you will come across Venosa. The Venosa area is green and fresh, perfect for a late summer weekend.
Among the "treasures" stored by this small town with only 12,000 inhabitants, there is the archaeological park, which includes the thermal Roman baths, the domus, and the amphitheater. Probably made between the Augustan and the Julio-Claudian periods, the spa included changing rooms and a cold and a warm zone.
The amphitheater is impressive, an ellipse composed of three levels of stairs with a central arena, built up between the first and second century A.D.
Than there is the Aragonese Castle in Venosa, built in 1470, with a similar structure to the Angevin castle in Naples, and used at that time as a fortress and prison. Today it houses the Municipal Library and the National Archaeological Museum. Another highlight of the town is St. Andrew's Cathedral. Finished in 1502, the church has two floors and three aisles: the bell tower, 42 meters high, is visible from every part of the city. But Venosa is particularly famous for other reasons too: first of all it was the birthplace of Quinto Orazio Flacco, one of the most famous Roman “carpe diem” poet, and Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, a composer of madrigals and sacred music. Furthermore, last year Venosa was in top ten most beautiful Italian villages, which are definitely some of the places to see in Italy.