Tursi is a town with Arabic routes cradled in the moon-like landscape of Calanchi, and is the home town of the dialect poet Albino Pierro, who was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Visit the oldest part of Tursi, here you will find the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Cathedral of the Annunciation where inside you can admire the frescos by Giovanni Todisco and the walls which are decorated by pupils of the Giotto school. A few miles just outside of Tursi, is the Sanctuary of the Santa Maria d’Anglona which has been a national monument since 1931.