7 days in Basilicata Itinerary

7 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Matera
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 1 night
Drive
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Tolve
— 2 nights
Drive

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Matera

— 3 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.
Matera is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Matera trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Matera is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In May in Matera, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar and then stop by Antica Casa del Tessuto, Cav. Francesco Brando. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Castrocucco, and then kick back and relax at La Secca.

Plan my trip to Maratea with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Matera to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tolve.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Tolve

— 2 nights
Tolve is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.HistoryRemains of pre-historic settlements have been found in the nearby. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through La Grancia and then stop by Volo dell'Angelo. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Lagopesole and then make a trip to Chiesa e Santuario di San Rocco.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tolve day trip planning website.

You can drive from Maratea to Tolve in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tolve

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.