There is no grand castle overlooking the town. There are no majestic walls protecting the inhabitants. There are no Roman ruins. There is no famous Renaissance art.
Perched on a ridge of rock overlooking a majestic valley our town has a population of less than 800, but we have found this small group of people to be very friendly and hospitable. Your typical people from Basilicata.
We have three bars, a supermercato, an alimentari, a frutta-vedura, a tabaccheria, a forno, a parrucchiere, a macelleria, a farmacia, an ufficio postale and of course the weekly mercato. In addition we know that a doctor makes house calls in town twice a week, there is another parrucchiere who sets-up temporary shop once a week and on varying days traveling vendors will pass through selling mozzarella, vegetable, and various clothing items.
Our location provides relatively easy access to the regional capital of Potenza and all the bureaucracy and services that city provides. However, we find that with all that Trivigno provides we can be comfortable without venturing out of town for several days at a time. Any walk to a shop or just to get a coffee will involve meeting at least a few friends who will want to chat, share a coffee or just say “Ciao”.
Come and see “our little secret” here in the hills of Basilicata!