A hill town just a few kilometers from the sea, Tursi is a town of just under 6000 inhabitants but with a vast territory extending over 16,000 hectares. The village, built on a hill, over time has spread along the plain below and today has a shape that makes it very special. Above all the ancient village (Rabatana), dating back to the fifth century d.C., is increasingly becoming a tourist attraction thanks to numerous restoration projects. Tursi should also be remembered for being the birth place of Albino Pierro, a well-known dialect poet who has been nominated for many years as a Nobel Prize winner for literature.
The urban center developed from the fifth century around the castle, in 1561 was among the most populous.