Best things to do and places to visit for Basilicata

In the south of Italy, between Puglia and Calabria is Basilicata, a unique region to discover, rich with history, culture, and nature.

Here is Matera, the city of Sassi, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but there’s also lots of sea with 32km of beach along the Maratea coast, at Policoro and Metaponto.

The Tyrrhenian Sea is famous for its clear waters and rich seafloors. Coves and sea caves can be visited by boat tours.

Basilicata is also surprising for the mountains and streams where one can do many different activities: horse riding or trekking, mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, and fishing, all depending on the area you are in.

Maratea, on the Policastro Gulf, is a vibrant city with great night life. There are many villages to visit in Basilicata with ancient traditions. Among these there is San Paolo Albanese in the Potenza province, the smallest district of the region with a certain particularity. It started as an Albanian colony in the 16th century; today it still maintains the original language and the use of Byzantine religious rites.

A vacation in Basilicata is also a journey of tastes through typical Lucania products: chili peppers, durum wheat pasta, stuffed lamb meat, Lucanica (a rustic pork sausage from ancient Roman cuisine), as well as many tasty vegetable dishes.

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Basilicata: Dove dormire

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Zia Imma's house in dirupo
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