14 days in Basilicata Itinerary

14 days in Basilicata Itinerary

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14 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Matera
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Venosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Castelmezzano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tursi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Maratea
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sassi di Matera and Materasum Ipogeo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cripta del Peccato Originale and Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Metaponto (Lido Nettuno & Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Vittorio Veneto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera travel itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Matera is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Matera is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, Matera is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venosa.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Metaponto, Castle of Malconsiglio
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

2
nights
Venosa

Venosa ©
Venosa is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, in the Vulture area. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Castello Venosa, do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Lagopesole, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale del Melfese Massimo Pallottino, then step into the grandiose world of Melfi Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, examine the collection at Museo del Brigantaggio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michelès Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Donato, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Acerenza Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venosa trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Matera to Venosa takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Venosa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Castelmezzano.

Things to do in Venosa

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Rionero in Vulture, Melfi, Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives, Chiesa di San Donato, Church of St. Michael the Archangel
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Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio
Melfi Castle ©
Melfi Castle
Castello Di Lagopesole ©
Castello Di Lagopesole

2
nights
Castelmezzano

Castelmezzano ©
Castelmezzano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell'Olmo, take a peaceful walk through La Grancia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Matrice di S.Michele Arcangelo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Palazzo Loffredo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo, see the sky in a new way at Planetario Osservatorio Astronomico Anzi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Convento di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Francesco, then snap pictures at Ponte sul Basento, and finally see the interesting displays at MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Castelmezzano trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Venosa to Castelmezzano takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tursi.

Things to do in Castelmezzano

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Potenza, MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano, Planetario Osservatorio Astronomico Anzi, Chiesa di San Giacomo, Chiesa Matrice di S.Michele Arcangelo
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Chiesa e Convento di Santa Chiara ©
Chiesa e Convento di Santa Chiara
Chiesa di San Giacomo ©
Chiesa di San Giacomo

2
nights
Tursi

Tursi ©
Tursi is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Maria di Anglona, see a world frozen in time at Centro Storico di Craco, then see a world frozen in time at MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco, then kick back and relax at Terzo Cavone, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Sirena. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale di Valsinni, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Isabella Morra, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Siritide, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo della Cultura Arbereshe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tursi sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Castelmezzano to Tursi takes 1.5 hours. In August in Tursi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Tursi

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Policoro, Valsinni, Craco, Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo, Museo della Cultura Arbereshe
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Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo ©
Castello di Isabella Morra ©
Castello di Isabella Morra

3
nights
Maratea

Maratea ©
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita, stroll through La Secca, then kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, then appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Susy Maratea. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Anginarra, then kick back and relax at Rena d'u Nastru Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia D'i Vranne.

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Drive from Tursi to Maratea in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Maratea

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santuario della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso
Highlights from your plan
Fiumicello  Spiaggia ©
Fiumicello Spiaggia