8 days in Province of Potenza & Craco Itinerary

8 days in Province of Potenza & Craco Itinerary

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Potenza
— 1 night
2
Muro Lucano
— 2 nights
3
San Fele
— 1 night
4
Craco
— 3 nights

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Potenza

Potenza ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Matrice di S.Michele Arcangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo. 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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Francesco, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Antico Portasalza, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Monte Vulture.

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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) so you can travel to Muro Lucano.

Things to do in Potenza

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Chiesa Matrice di S.Michele Arcangelo
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Ponte San Vito ©
Ponte San Vito
Piaceri Lucani ©
Piaceri Lucani

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nights
Muro Lucano

Muro Lucano ©
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, admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Ayala-Valva, thenexplore the historical opulence of Muro Lucano - Castello, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Muro Lucano.

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Drive from Potenza to Muro Lucano in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Muro Lucano can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Fele.

Things to do in Muro Lucano

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villa d'Ayala-Valva, Ponte Tibetano
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Villa d'Ayala-Valva ©
Villa d'Ayala-Valva
Sentiero delle Ripe e dei Mulini ©
Sentiero delle Ripe e dei Mulini
Ponte Tibetano ©
Ponte Tibetano

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San Fele

San Fele ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives, thentake 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Craco.

Things to do in San Fele

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Atella, Aquilonia, Saint Michelès Abbey
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Saint Michelès Abbey ©
Saint Michelès Abbey
Cascate di San Fele ©
Cascate di San Fele
Santuario Santa Maria di Pierno ©
Santuario Santa Maria di Pierno

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Craco

Craco ©
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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo, thenkick 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", thendon't miss a visit to Calanchi, and finally see the interesting displays at Parco Letterario Carlo Levi.

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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 °C and lows are around °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 Beaches

Side Trips

Aliano, Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo, La Torre Normanna, Spiagge Le Praie
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Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo ©
Monastero di Santa Maria d'Orsoleo