Aliano is situated in a picturesque location on the edge of a steep cliff, surrounded by the lunar landscape of the “badlands”, huge clay hills eroded by rain and wind. Aliano is famous for having been described by the name of Gagliano in the novel “Christ Stopped at Eboli” by Carlo Levi; the writer caught and denounced the conditions of the life of this small town in Basilicata, where he was sent into internal exile by the fascist regime between 1935 and 1936.