The mountain Monte Vulture is an extinct volcano and close to Melfi. It is particularly known for its impressive and beautiful Normann fortress from the 11th century. The German-Roman Emperor "Frederick the 2nd" had his summer residence here and in this era he wrote the statute books, which today is considered the first modern law writer in history. Here he liked to go hunting for falcons and the end of October. Every year you can experience the international gathering of falconers from far and near, many medieval activities are organized for big and small. So come and enjoy the atmosphere, the view and not least the culinary pleasures.
Fæstningen har siden 1976 huset museet Museo Nazionale Archeologico Melfese, der gemmer på fund fra fortiden og forskellige historiske objekter fundet i området gennem tiderne.
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With Pentecost you can withness a religious procession, where villagers in historical costumes, go up the mountain to pick up a statue of the Trinity and then brings this back to the town by an ox-pulled wagon. Here are various market stalls, where among other things local terra cotta products sold.