8 days in Province of Potenza Itinerary

8 days in Province of Potenza Itinerary

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Rionero in Vulture
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Potenza
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Maratea
— 4 nights
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Rionero in Vulture

— 1 night
Rionero in Vulture is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo del Brigantaggio, then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano E Palazzo Vescovile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, and finally don't miss a visit to Cripta di Santa Margherita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Dell'Emigrazione Lucana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Maria di Pierno, ponder the design of Fontana Angioina, then ponder the design of Fontana Di Messer Oto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Donato.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rionero in Vulture trip maker site.

Brindisi to Rionero in Vulture is an approximately 3-hour car ride. When traveling from Brindisi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Rionero in Vulture, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Potenza.

Things to do in Rionero in Vulture

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Potenza

— 2 nights
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. On the 9th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Planetario Osservatorio Astronomico Anzi, then make a trip to Presepe Poliscenico Stabile di Anzi, then make a trip to Gradinata Normanna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Saraceno. On the next day, look for gifts at Piaceri Lucani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa Santa Maria del Sepolcro, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Monte Vulture.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Potenza online journey builder.

Getting from Rionero in Vulture to Potenza by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Potenza

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Maratea

— 4 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia D'i Vranne and Santuario Madonna del Sacro Monte. Explore Maratea's surroundings by going to Lago di Pietra del Pertusillo (in Spinoso), Il Micromondo (in Nemoli) and Diga di Monte Cotugno (in Senise). The adventure continues: stroll through Santa Teresa Beach, kick back and relax at Rena d'u Nastru Beach, stop by Antica Casa del Tessuto, Cav. Francesco Brando, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Biagio.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maratea online route planner.

Getting from Potenza to Maratea by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Province of Potenza travel guide

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Monuments · Beaches · Landmarks
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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