8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata Trip Planner

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Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Tolve
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Tolve
— 4 nights
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Matera
— 3 nights
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Tolve

— 4 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea and Castello Di Lagopesole. Appreciate the collections at Museo Archeologico Nazionale del Melfese Massimo Pallottino and Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tolve: Melfi Castle (in Melfi), Volo dell'Angelo (in Castelmezzano) and Basilica di San Biagio (in Maratea). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cantine del Notaio, admire the local landmark of Fontana Angioina, make a trip to Chiesa e Santuario di San Rocco, and steep yourself in history at Castello Venosa.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tolve journey planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tolve is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Tolve

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Sassi in Miniatura. Visit Sassi di Matera and Cripta del Peccato Originale for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Matera to Craco to see Centro Storico di Craco about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio, make a trip to Casa Noha, and walk around Parco della Murgia Materana.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Matera online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tolve to Matera in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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.