Basilicata itineraries (15)
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...
A selection of off the beaten track itineraries from the region of Basilicata. Highlighted below are our current favourites and follow the Basilicata Itineraries link to view all the articles.
The Madonna Della Bruna refers to the Byzantine relic which is paraded every 2nd of July is the festival for this patron saint of Matera. The event begins at the crack of dawn when the local shepherds parade through the old quarters of the town. Originally, they would collect their fellow workers as they went and the procession acted as a kind of social wake up call. The evening sees the more significant pulling of the cart of the Madonna towards the cathedral. This procession whips up the crowd into genuine excitement and at its climax the cart becomes assaulted…
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• 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.