13 days in Basilicata Itinerary

13 days in Basilicata Itinerary

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Maratea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Potenza
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 4 nights
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Maratea

— 3 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maratea: Nemoli (Il Micromondo & Lago Sirino). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Cave of Marina of Maratea, and kick back and relax at La Secca.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maratea online journey planner.

Verona to Maratea is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Potenza.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Potenza

— 5 nights
Potenza is a city and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata (former Lucania).Capital of the Province of Potenza and the Basilicata region, the city is the highest regional capital and one of the highest provincial capitals in Italy, overlooking the valley of the Basento river in the Apennine Mountains of Lucania, east of Salerno. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Michel├Ęs Abbey (in Monticchio Bagni), Rionero in Vulture (Museo del Brigantaggio, Cantine del Notaio, &more) and Melfi (Melfi Castle, Museo Archeologico Nazionale del Melfese Massimo Pallottino, &more). There's still lots to do: visit Volo dell'Angelo, make a trip to Santuario SS. Maria del Monte Saraceno, take a peaceful walk through La Grancia, and get in on the family fun at Lucania Outdoor Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Potenza online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Potenza takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Potenza

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Matera

— 4 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco), Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto (in Metaponto) and Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Siritide (in Policoro). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Matera travel planning app.

Getting from Potenza to Matera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Basilicata travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Basilicata, the most mountainous region in the south of Italy, boasts two separate coastlines and numerous places to visit, including secluded beaches and medieval hilltop towns. Over the centuries, the Greeks, French, Spanish, and Arabs invaded Basilicata. Each of these cultures left a deep mark on the area's culture and traditions, most visible in the region's Byzantine rock churches and fortified towns--as well as the numerous festivals throughout the year. Basilicata is known for combining a few local ingredients into delicate dishes. Make sure your itinerary includes exploring the region's small towns, where locals create several types of wheat pasta and offer a wide range of vegetable specialties.