Guide to Basilicata
Guide to Basilicata (35)
Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit to Matera and the rest of Basilicata.
This first half of this full two day guided tour by Experience Puglia is the same as the day tour to Matera with wine tasting. Based in Gioia del Colle throughout, the second full day begins with a trip to resort town of Polignano along the coast followed by lunch in a local restaurant overlooking ...
This day trip to the Sassi of Matera in Basilicata really is a full day, as it combines two nights in a family run hotel in the center of Gioia del Colle where Experience Puglia is based. Once you have met your guide and settled into your accommodation your adventure starts the same evening with di...
BASILICATA TRAVEL INFORMATION AND TOURISM SUGGESTIONS
Also known as Lucania, Basilicata is most famous today for the stunning Sassi of Matera.
A region so often overlooked is suddenly finding itself with all the right pieces in place for the sustainable tourism of the future.
Firstly, the local dishes which barely kept people alive 150 years ago are now seen as authentic regional specialites to be rediscovered. The Aglianico wine is recognised as a doc of quality and not just for blending with other grape varieties across Italy.
The local festivals are as mysterious and profound for the visitor as anywhere in Italy.
The splendid Pollino National Park contains unique flora while much of the countryside is ideal for trekking along ancient paths. The relatively undeveloped coast near Maratea is a zone with more than a passing similarity to the Amalfi coast.
Not that Spartacus cared much when he made his last stand in the region.
And don't forget Metaponto. A splendid Greek colony before the rest of Italy had even been discovered. It was here Pythagoras lived and died.
Consult our latest Basilicata travel articles below, or access them from the links right divided by recipes, food, wine, itineraries, tours and trip suggestions.
If you are looking for traces of Greek civilization in southern Italy then don't miss out on Metaponto and the vast ancient ruins of the city complex. Metapontum was founded in 773 BC by the Aechaens from the northern Peloponnese. They were probably attracted to the area for its fertile land and corn, a stable diet of the ancients. The Greeks merged well with the indigenous 'Lyki' tribe and the town became an important cultural center. So important that Pythagoras of theorem fame transferred there and set up a school which lasted 200 years.
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Our articles about Basilicata below.
• traditional lamb recipe • cooked bread recipe • tortiglioni di maratea • lagane and chick pea pasta • anogornata • walnut liqueur recipe • ciambotta vegetarian recipe • spaghetti di maratea • big egg easter omelette • strascinati con luntruppc
• basilicata by bike • roman venosa • sassi of matera • san mauro forte • metaponto • trees and paganism • madonna della bruna • more to melfi • history of maratea • religious tourism in basilicata • potenza • lucania • murgia materana park matera • bernalda and the coppolas • saint biagio day
SPECIAL FEATURE: A Journey Coast to Coast in South Italy
A special first hand travel guide from Gargano in Puglia to Reggio Calabria in association with the Chambers of Commerce of Foggia, Matera, Potenza, Crotone, Cosenza and Reggio Calabria.