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: Where to sleep

Villa Policoro
Villa Policoro Villa · Policoro
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 6
from 100€ per night
Apartment Policoro
Apartment Policoro Apartment · Policoro
Units: 4 · Guests: 3
from 121€ per night
Apartment Barile
Apartment Barile Apartment · Barile
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 1 + 4
from 40€ per night
House in a residence with swimming pool, near to to the sea
House in a residence with swimming pool, near to to the sea Apartment · Marina di Pisticci
Bathrooms: 2 · Guests: 6
from 50€ per night
Apartment Matera
Apartment Matera Apartment · Matera
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2 + 2
from 60€ per night
Villa Matera
Villa Matera Villa · Matera
Units: 3 · Guests: 1
from 60€ per night
Apartment Sant'Angelo Le Fratte
Apartment Sant'Angelo Le Fratte Apartment · Sant'Angelo Le Fratte
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 1 + 3
from 30€ per night
Apartment Grottole
Apartment Grottole Apartment · Grottole
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2 + 3
from 50€ per night
Apartment Senise
Apartment Senise Apartment · Senise
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 4
from 50€ per night