MONTICCHIO

Immersed in the naturalistic beauty of Vúlture is where one will find Monticchio Bagni, a centre famous for its mineral water sources and two splendid volcanic lakes.

History

During the Medieval period it was known by the name of Monticulum Normannorum, and was a fief of the Sant’Angelo Abbey. It never really knew great economic development over the centuries, to the extent that at the end of the XVII century, it was abandoned by the already scarce population.
Monticchio's rebirth came about with the discovery of mineral water sources and the birth of related industries at the beginning of the XX century.

Today it is a strategic touristic meta to discover the naturalistic beauty of Vúlture.

A visit to the City

The area where Monticchio is situated is visited yearly by visitors attracted by the naturalistic beauty of Vúlture: the Monticchio lakes, its water sources and numerous Beach and Fir woods.

From Monticchio, climbing up towards the summit of Vúlture, one will arrive at the Monticchio Lakes of volcanic origin, now protected by a Regional Reserve.
From here, by taking a cable car, one can go up to the peak of the mount and enjoy an incredible panoramic view.
Near to the lakes it’s also possible to visit the ruins of the Benedictine of Sant’Ippolito Abbey (XI century) and the San Michele of Monticchio Abbey, which was founded by Basilian monks during the Byzantine era.

Place of interest

The San Michele of Monticchio Abbey; Sant’Ippolito Abbey (X-XI century); Monticchio Lakes; Monte Vúlture; Monticchio Baths; Mineral Water Sources; a visit to Ginestra; a visit to Rampolla.

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