18 days in Basilicata Itinerary

18 days in Basilicata Itinerary

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18 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Venosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Castelmezzano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Maratea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Viggianello
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Matera
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venosa: Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives (in Atella), Monticchio lago piccolo (in Rionero in Vulture) and Castello Di Lagopesole (in Lagopesole). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, step into the grandiose world of Melfi Castle, steep yourself in history at Castello Venosa, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Muro Lucano.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venosa holiday planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Venosa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Venosa when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Castelmezzano.

Things to do in Venosa

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Melfi, Rionero in Vulture, Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives, Chiesa di San Donato, Cascate di San Fele
Highlights from your plan
Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio
Fontana Angioina ©
Fontana Angioina
Melfi Castle ©
Melfi Castle

2
nights
Castelmezzano

Castelmezzano ©
Castelmezzano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Gradinata Normanna, explore the landscape on two wheels at Basilicata Mtb, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Palazzo Loffredo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell'Olmo, then get in on the family fun at Lucania Outdoor Park, then examine the collection at MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario SS. Maria del Monte Saraceno.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Castelmezzano trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Venosa to Castelmezzano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Castelmezzano

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Potenza, MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano, Lucania Outdoor Park, Santuario SS. Maria del Monte Saraceno
Highlights from your plan
Volo dell'Angelo ©
Volo dell'Angelo

4
nights
Maratea

Maratea ©
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Get out of town with these interesting Maratea side-trips: Nemoli (Lago Sirino & Micromondo). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, stroll through Spiaggia D'i Vranne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rivello - Convento di S. Antonio da Padova, and kick back and relax at Lido Susy Maratea.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maratea trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Castelmezzano to Maratea takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Viggianello.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trecchina, Nemoli, Rivello - Convento di S. Antonio da Padova
Highlights from your plan
Acquafredda ©
Acquafredda
Monte San Biagio ©
Monte San Biagio

3
nights
Viggianello

Viggianello ©
Viggianello is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Viggianello: Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano (in San Giorgio Lucano), Museo della Cultura Arbereshe (in San Paulo Albanese) and Santuario Madonna del Sacro Monte (in Viggiano). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagna di Basso di Viggianello, head outdoors with Belvedere Del Malvento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna della Pieta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna del Pollino.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Viggianello online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Maratea to Viggianello takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Viggianello

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Monte Caramola, Bosco Difesa, Santuario Madonna del Sacro Monte, Santuario della Madonna della Pieta, Santuario Madonna del Pollino
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Madonna del Pollino ©
Santuario Madonna del Pollino
Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano ©
Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano
Bosco Difesa ©
Bosco Difesa

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto (in Metaponto) and Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, and Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Matera planner .

Traveling by car from Viggianello to Matera takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, Centro Storico di Craco
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo