RIVELLO – ‘TOWN OF TWO HALVES’
Rivello is a small town, but is full of many treasures making it well worth a visit, particularly for those who appreciate church architecture and art.The historic town of Rivello is situated near the Tyrrhenian coast in western Basilicata. Rivello has a rich and unique history. Situated overlooking the Noce valley, it was a strategic position that was fought over for centuries by the Lombards and the Byzantines. When neither power was able to prevail over the other, the town was split into two districts, the Lombards occupying the lower district, and the Byzantines occupying the upper.