GeographyThe area consists of the comuni of Atella, Basilicata, Atella, Barile, Ginestra, Melfi, Rapolla, Ripacandida, Rionero in Vulture, Maschito, Venosa, Ruvo del Monte, Rapone, and San Fele. The area takes its name from the extinct volcano Monte Vulture (1326 m). Sights include the two lakes of Monticchio within the crater of the volcano, and the castles of Frederick II, Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen at Castel Lagopesole and Melfi.
ProduceThe fertile volcanic soil of the Vulture is suitable for the cultivation of grapes and olives. The Denominazione di Origine Controllata, DOC wine Aglianico del Vulture is produced in the region, as are Aglianico dolce, a dessert wine, Aglianico di Filiano, Malvasia del Vulture and Muscat (grape and wine), Moscato del Vulture. The area of Monte Vulture has numerous springs, and several brands of mineral water are bottled there.
See also*Aglianico del Vulture *Monte Vulture *Monticchio