The Literary Park of Isabella Morra was established in 1993 and is situated in Valsinni, a town dominated by the Morras’ castle, around which the old town lies. The literary park extends over the places where the poet Isabella Morra grew up. Morra was born in the early 16th century and murdered at the young age of 25 for her suspected liaison with a Spanish nobleman. Her short, tragic life and her poetry are commemorated in the Literary Park. Isabella is recognised as one of the most original voices in 16th century poetry.
The journey through the park covers places loved by the poet: the castle, the old town, the Sinni river, Mount Coppolo, the Gallinico wood and the chapel of the Pietà. Guided tours, events and temporary exhibitions are regularly organised along these routes and around the town centre.
In summertime, the ‘L’Estate di Isabella’ takes place. The whole town is turned into a Renaissance scene where theatrical and musical performances take place, attracting a lot of guests and visitors to the small town.