Potenza is a rail junction on the main line from Salerno
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 to Taranto
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, managed by FS Trenitalia; it has also a connection to Altamura
Altamura is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy. It is located on the Murge plateau in the province of Bari, 45 km South-West of Bari, close to the border with Basilicata. As of 2011 its population was of 69,728.-Overview:...

, served by the Ferrovie Appulo Lucane regional company. The city's main station
Central station
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, which was originally named Potenza Inferiore, is now known as Potenza Centrale
Potenza Centrale railway station
Potenza Centrale railway station , formerly known as Potenza Inferiore, is the main station serving the city and comune of Potenza, in the region of Basilicata, southern Italy. Opened in 1880, it forms part of the Battipaglia–Potenza–Metaponto railway and is also a junction of a branch line to...

The nearest airports are:
  • Salerno-Pontecagnano QSR 85 km
  • Foggia-Gino Linosa FOG 101 km
  • Bari-Palese BRI 130 km

Notable people

  • Tanio Boccia
    Tanio Boccia
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     (1912–1982) - film director
  • Ruggero Deodato
    Ruggero Deodato
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     (born 1939) - film director
  • Giovanni Frezza
    Giovanni Frezza
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     (born 1972) - film actor
  • Lucia Lauria Vigna (1896–2009) - Supercentenarian
  • Wally Buono
    Wally Buono
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     (born 1950) - BC Lions
    BC Lions
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     football club head coach (CFL
    Canadian Football League
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Twin towns — Sister cities

Potenza is twinned
Town twinning
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 with: Denver
Denver, Colorado
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, USA Focşani
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, Romania

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