7 days in Basilicata Itinerary

7 days in Basilicata Itinerary

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7 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Start: Sorrento
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Potenza
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Castelmezzano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sorrento

1
night
Potenza

Potenza ©
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Palazzo Loffredo, stop by Piaceri Lucani, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, then do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Melfi Castle. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Basilicata Mtb, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, and then snap pictures at Ponte sul Basento.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Potenza vacation builder website .

Sorrento to Potenza is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Castelmezzano.

Things to do in Potenza

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cantine del Notaio, Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, Melfi Castle
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Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta ©
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta

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nights
Castelmezzano

Castelmezzano ©
Castelmezzano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Gradinata Normanna, make a trip to Le Sette Pietre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Le Dolomiti Lucane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell'Olmo. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Castello Saraceno, then delve into the lush surroundings at La Grancia, and then appreciate the history behind Fontana Monumentale di Piazza Mario Pagano.

To plan Castelmezzano vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Potenza to Castelmezzano takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Castelmezzano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pietrapertosa, Fontana Monumentale di Piazza Mario Pagano, La Grancia
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Le Dolomiti Lucane ©
Le Dolomiti Lucane
Gradinata Normanna ©
Gradinata Normanna
Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell'Olmo ©

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello) and Basilica San Nicola (in Bari). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, and explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera online travel route planner .

Drive from Castelmezzano to Matera in 1.5 hours. In December in Matera, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Altamura, Basilica San Nicola, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Museo della Maiolica
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera