8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

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Rionero in Vulture
— 2 nights
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Pietrapertosa
— 1 night
Drive
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Matera
— 3 nights
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Maratea
— 1 night
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Rionero in Vulture

— 2 nights
Rionero in Vulture is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Take a break from Rionero in Vulture with a short trip to Cascate di San Fele in San Fele, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, and don't miss a visit to Monticchio lago piccolo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rionero in Vulture trip itinerary builder.

Rome to Rionero in Vulture is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pietrapertosa.

Things to do in Rionero in Vulture

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pietrapertosa

— 1 night
Pietrapertosa is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Le Dolomiti Lucane, see Dolomiti Discovery, stop by Volo dell'Angelo, then make a trip to Gradinata Normanna, and finally stroll through Ferrata Salemm.

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You can drive from Rionero in Vulture to Pietrapertosa in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Pietrapertosa

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and walk around Parco della Murgia Materana.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera trip planner.

Drive from Pietrapertosa to Matera in 1.5 hours. September in Matera sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Biagio, don't miss a visit to Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Biagio, then kick back and relax at La Secca, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Marina of Maratea.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maratea sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Matera to Maratea by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

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.