LANDSCAPE: the Murgiano Plateau, an alternation of fresh rural landscape with karst terrain of stony fields, cliffs, rocky outcrops and the well-worn grooves, furrows and canyons.
LANDMARKS: The name is linked to the goddess Minerva; funerary inscriptions from the 2nd century B.C. and the remains of a villa located in TiberianaLamalunga area. Sacked by the Saracens in the years 862 and 875.The presence of the Normans, the Manfredi fiefdom of Altavilla.
MUST SEE: Scesciola, the medieval part of the city, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Castle, the Church of Purgatory, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the paintings by Luca Giordano, the Tower of Matteotti boulevard of 1454, the octagonal church of San Michele, the 24 meters high lighthouse of the town park –a monument in honor of the fallen soldiers of the First World War.