8 days in Province of Potenza & Craco Itinerary

8 days in Province of Potenza & Craco Itinerary

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Potenza
— 1 night
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Muro Lucano
— 2 nights
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San Fele
— 1 night
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Craco
— 3 nights
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Potenza

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Porta San Gerardo, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Palazzo Loffredo, steep yourself in history at Monastero di San Luca, stroll through Basilicata Mtb, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and finally stop by Piaceri Lucani. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chiesa Santa Maria del Sepolcro, take in the views from Ponte San Vito, take in the views from Ponte sul Basento, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Francesco, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Vulture, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Potenza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Muro Lucano.

Things to do in Potenza

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Muro Lucano

— 2 nights
Muro Lucano is a city and comune in the province of Potenza, in the northern part of the region of Basilicata, southern Italy.HistoryThe city is situated on the site of the ancient Numistri, at the foot of the Apennines, the scene of a battle between Hannibal and Marcellus in the second Punic war.Main sightsThe city has a cathedral; and it was in its castle that Queen Joan of Naples was murdered on the orders of her adopted son Charles III of Naples.GeographyOverviewThe city of Muro Lucano is composed of the old town and the surrounding areas of Cappuccini to the north and Giardini to the south. On the 7th (Sun), snap pictures at Ponte Tibetano Pro Loco Laviano, then admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Ayala-Valva, then step into the grandiose world of Muro Lucano - Castello, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Muro Lucano.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Muro Lucano route builder website.

Getting from Potenza to Muro Lucano by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Muro Lucano can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Fele.

Things to do in Muro Lucano

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Fele

— 1 night
San Fele is a town and comune in the province of Potenza in the Basilicata region of Italy.GeographyIt is bounded by the comuni of Atella, Bella, Castelgrande, Filiano, Muro Lucano, Rapone and Ruvo del Monte.HistoryIn 969 AD, emperor Otto I ordered that a fortress be built in this area to protect against Byzantine incursions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Parco Archeologico Carbonara and then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico Beniamino Tartaglia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Atella - Parco Paleolitico, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michelès Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Maria di Pierno, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascate di San Fele.

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Traveling by car from Muro Lucano to San Fele takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Craco.

Things to do in San Fele

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Craco

— 3 nights
Craco is a ghost town and comune in the Province of Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.The old town was abandoned due to natural disasters. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at La Torre Normanna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo, then kick back and relax at Spiagge Le Praie, and finally examine the collection at Museo della civilta contadina di Aliano. On the next day, see the interesting displays at MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico "Carlo Levi", then don't miss a visit to Calanchi, and finally see the interesting displays at Parco Letterario Carlo Levi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Craco online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Fele to Craco in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Fele in June: high temperatures in Craco hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Craco

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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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