With its seven peaks arranged in a semicircle around two small crater lakes, the Massif of the Vulture and the green surrounding lands offer a scenario of singular beauty, still little known and largely unexplored by conventional tourist routes. Famous, in contrast, are the vineyards from which the Aglianico del Vulture, red with a great personality and long-term aging, a real jewel in the crown of enology Lucania.
To appreciate this unique regional production that matches well with the savory recipes, just move from Rionero in Vulture, Barile, Melfi from Rapolla along broad and fertile expanses covered with vineyards and chestnut groves.
At about 10 kilometers from the lakes, Rionero in Vulture is a friendly agricultural center, home to some interesting archaeological finds among them also some remains of a Roman aqueduct. To taste the excellent on-site Aglianico, the equally valuable oil Hills Vulture, and the traditional sausage pezzenta, a typical example of poor-peasant cuisine.