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
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.