Your holidays in Basilicata: all you need to know for your next stay

Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy bordering Calabria, Apulia and Campania; it has one short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west and another on the Ionian Sea to the south. The region cherishes evocative unspoiled natural landscapes, such as the beautiful Park of Pollino, the Apennine woods, the dormant Vulture Volcano, charming lakes and alluring coastal strips, as well as fascinating cities and small villages which bear witness to the glorious vicissitudes the region has experienced throughout the years.

Matera, which was appointed UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its famous "Sassi" (Pebbles, that is to say traditional rural houses), shields a century-old settlement gathering charming tuff houses, which are listed among the most mysterious buildings ever built in the world.

Other sites worthy of note are the ancient Greek colony of Metaponto, which cherishes the remains of some ancient buildings, such as the ruins of the so-called Tavole Palatine Doric Temple, Melfi and Lagopesole, which are both dominated by impressive medieval castles, and Potenza, the regional capital, which boasts an outstanding ancient medieval core and an interesting Archaeological Museum.

Not to be missed are some of the most beautiful seaside resorts, such as Maratea on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Marina di Metaponto, Marina di Nova Siri and Marina di Pisticci on the Ionian Sea, lively seaside resorts characterized by crystal-clear waters and surrounded by outstanding natural landscapes.
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Wednesday 17 July 2024