7 days in Province of Potenza Itinerary

7 days in Province of Potenza Itinerary

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Melfi
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Tolve
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Rotonda
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Melfi

— 2 nights
Melfi is a town and comune in the Vulture area of the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.GeographyOn a hill at the foot of Mount Vulture, Melfi is the most important town in Basilicata's Vulture, both as a tourist resort and economic centre.HistoryEarly and Middle Age historyInhabited by the Daunians and Lucanians, under the Romans it was included in the area of the colony of Venusia, founded in 291 BC. After the fall of Western Roman Empire, Melfi gained importance in the Middle Ages as a strategic point between areas controlled by the Byzantines and those controlled by the Lombards.Melfi was captured several times by the struggling powers of the region, until it was assigned to the Norman leader William I of Hauteville. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cripta di Santa Margherita.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melfi itinerary planning website.

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Melfi is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. In November, daytime highs in Melfi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tolve.

Things to do in Melfi

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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 7th (Tue): make a trip to Gradinata Normanna, visit Volo dell'Angelo, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Di Lagopesole. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Acerenza Cathedral, then delve into the lush surroundings at La Grancia, and then don't miss a visit to Chiesa e Santuario di San Rocco.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tolve tour planner.

Getting from Melfi to Tolve by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rotonda.

Things to do in Tolve

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rotonda

— 2 nights
Rotonda is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.Rotonda is famous for the Melanzana rossa di Rotonda. Explore Rotonda's surroundings by going to Maratea (Il Mirto Solarium Bar, Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, &more). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rotonda trip planner.

You can drive from Tolve to Rotonda in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rotonda

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Province of Potenza travel guide

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Monuments · Beaches · Castles
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. Its territory is bounded by the comuni of Anzi, Avigliano, Brindisi Montagna, Picerno, Pietragalla, Pignola, Ruoti, Tito and Vaglio Basilicata.HistoryAncient timesThe first settlement of Potentia was probably located at a lower elevation than at present, some 10km south of today's Potenza. The Lucani of Potentia sided against Rome's enemies during the latter's wars against the Samnites and the Bruttii. Subjugated during the 4th century BC, the Potentini rebelled after the Roman defeat at Cannae in 216 BC. However, the Battle of the Metaurus marked the end of any Carthaginian aspirations in Italy and Potentia was reconquered by the Romans and reduced to the status of military colony.

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