A small village rich in history, it presents itself to visitors with the Norman-Swabian castle where Corrado IV, son of Frederick II, died, an evocative building now the town hall, next to which stands the Cathedral of San Mauro dating back to the 11th century.
Of the walls, a symbol of the medieval era, only two gates are visible, Porta del Forno and Porta Nuova. Numerous works of art kept within the walls of the Church of Sant’Anna and the historical findings are testimonies of the fact that Lavello was inhabited since the Neolithic times. Equally worthy of importance is the Museum of rural civilization, set up inside the Palazzo Ducale and showcasing objects and furnishings that well describe the ancient rural life. Of the Sanctuary of the Gavetta, built in honour of a divinity of the waters, a few remains are still visible behind the cemetery.
During the carnival, at the end of January, Lavello takes on colour, when the streets are filled with red masks, reiterating the dictates of the tradition known as “Domino”.