Alessandria del Carretto
Is one of the smallest and most characteristic centers of Alto Jonio Cosentino.
Situated at 1000m above sea level and fully into the municipalities belonging to the Pollino National Park. Despite a population of only 500 people, Alessandria del Carretto lives with great cultural and folklore flow.
This charming village is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the heart of Pollino Park.
The urban style of the small mountain center is typically medieval. The narrow streets and lanes that wind up to the central square of the village. Here is the Palace of the Town Hall and the beautiful Mother Church dedicated to Sant’Alessandro, the patron saint of the country.
Citing Alessandria del Carretto, in fact, the first thing to jump into the mind is the historic “Pita” Festival.
Recurrence that every year, during patron saint festivals, invites thousands of visitors from all over Italy. The Pita Festival, beyond the folklore aspect, wants to celebrate the Holy Patron St. Alessandro Pope and Martyr.
Another important and unavoidable cultural event in the summer of Alessandria del Carretto is undoubtedly “Radicazioni”. The festival of traditional cultures that for years represents the “center of the universe” for lovers of ethno – folk music and culture. Radications is the utmost expression of the will of the young people of Alessandria del Carretto not to lose touch with their culture and their history, and year after year they work hard to bring this festival to ever greater levels.
This is confirmed by the increasingly frequent participation of music groups and artists from all over Italy and abroad, each with the desire to express through their art, their sense of belonging and innate pride in their cultures, feelings that Nowadays they are increasingly becoming increasingly rare.