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MARSICO NUOVO is a town and comune of the province of Potenza
Potenza
in the Basilicata
Basilicata
region of southern Italy
Italy
. It was the seat of the bishops of Grumentum .

It is an agricultural centre in the Agri river valley.

HISTORY

The city's origins are obscure, but, after the destruction by the Saracens
Saracens
of the ancient Grumentum, the town grew in importance, and became the seat of a county under the Normans (11th century). Its most famous count was Sylvester of Marsico .

It was subsequently ruled by the Hauteville , the Guarna and Sanseverino families. The last count from the latter, Ferrante Sanseverino , was exiled in 1552 and his fiefs acquired by the Kingdom of Naples.

Among the churches in the town are:

* Cathedral of San Giorgio * San Gianuario * San Michele Arcangelo * Madonna del Carmine * San Rocco * Santi Maria di Constantinopoli

REFERENCES

* ^ Population data from Istat

SEE ALSO

* Marsicovetere

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Basilicata
Basilicata
ยท Comuni of the Province of Potenza
Province of Potenza

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Acerenza
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Castelsaraceno
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Cersosimo
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Corleto Perticara
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Episcopia
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Filiano
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Francavilla in Sinni
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Melfi
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Missanello
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Moliterno
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Nemoli
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Potenza
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Sarconi
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Spinoso
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Tramutola
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Trecchina
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Basilicata
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Venosa
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Potenza
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Viggiano

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