8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venosa
— 2 nights
2
Matera
— 4 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting Venosa side-trips: Rionero in Vulture (Museo del Brigantaggio & Monticchio lago piccolo), Cascate di San Fele (in San Fele) and Melfi (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta & Melfi Castle). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Cantine del Notaio, steep yourself in history at Castello Venosa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Atella - Parco Paleolitico, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Lagopesole.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venosa road trip planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Venosa is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in April: highs in Venosa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Venosa

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Rionero in Vulture, Melfi, Castello Di Lagopesole, Cascate di San Fele, Atella - Parco Paleolitico
Highlights from your plan
Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio
Castello Venosa ©
Castello Venosa
Cascate di San Fele ©
Cascate di San Fele

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.
Take a break from Matera with a short trip to Centro Storico di Craco in Craco, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and walk around Parco della Murgia Materana.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Matera journey builder.

Traveling by car from Venosa to Matera takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Venosa in April, plan for slightly colder days in Matera, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Centro Storico di Craco
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris