9 days in Basilicata Itinerary

9 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tolve
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive

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Matera

— 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sassi di Matera and Cripta del Peccato Originale. Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Matera sightseeing planner.

Timisoara, Romania to Matera is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Timisoara in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Matera. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tolve.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Tolve

— 3 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. Visiting Cascate di San Fele and La Grancia will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cantine del Notaio and Melfi Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tolve: Chiesa di San Pietro (in Trivigno), Volo dell'Angelo (in Castelmezzano) and Castello Di Lagopesole (in Lagopesole). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michelès Abbey and make a trip to Presepe Poliscenico Stabile di Anzi.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tolve attractions planner.

You can drive from Matera to Tolve in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maratea.

Things to do in Tolve

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Maratea

— 2 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Mirto Solarium Bar. On the next day, look for gifts at Antica Casa del Tessuto, Cav. Francesco Brando, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Biagio, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maratea trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tolve to Maratea in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maratea

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.