|Residents||958 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density||14 inhabitants / km²|
|Patron saint||James the Elder|
Panorama of Pietrapertosa
Pietrapertosa is a southern Italian municipality ( comune ) with 958 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Potenza in Basilicata . The municipality is located about 25.5 kilometers east-southeast of Potenza at the Parco naturale di Gallipoli Cognato - Piccole Dolomiti Lucane , belongs to the Comunità Montana Alto Basento and borders directly on the province of Matera . Pietrapertosa is a member of the I borghi più belli d'Italia association (The Most Beautiful Places in Italy).
According to later ancient authors, the area was in the 8th century BC. Settled by Pelasger .