Itinerary Basilicata road trip

6 days in Basilicata: Dolomites with sea view

 

 

Matera

 

 

Why visit Basilicata?

If you are wondering what are the reasons to visit Basilicata by car, read my itinerary about what I think are the main stops of the "Basilicata on the road".

A tour of Basilicata by car will allow you to admire one of the least known regions of Italy for mass tourism but equally rich in charm, history and art in a mainly mountainous area overlooking the splendid Ionian Sea.

March to November is the best time to visit Basilicata.

 

Craco

 

 

Basilicata road trip in 6 days

 

DAY 1

 

  • Matera

Matera is defined "the city of stones", European capital of culture and UNESCO heritage


 

DAY 2

 

  • Matera - Metaponto (48 Km/29,8 mi)

Metaponto is an important archaeological site from the Greek era located on the Ionian coast

 

  • Metaponto - Policoro (23,7 Km/14,7 mi)

Policoro is one of the main Ionian seaside resorts with beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea

 

  • Policoro - Tursi (29 Km/18 mi)

Tursi is a characteristic village that inherits a mix of cultures


 

DAY 3

 

  • Tursi - Pollino Nationale Park (98,3 Km/61 mi)

The Pollino National Park is the largest protected area in Italy

 

  • Parco Nazionale del Pollino - Maratea (44,5 Km/27,6 mi)

Maratea is one of the favorite places for vacationers on the Gulf of Policastro observed from above from the statue of Christ the Redeemer


 

Castelmezzano

 

DAY 4

 

  • Maratea - Sasso di Castalda (95 Km/59 mi)

Sasso di Castalda is a pretty village with a Tibetan bridge as the main tourist attraction

 

  • Sasso di Castalda - Atella (74 Km/46 mi)

Atella is a small village that has an interesting Paleolithic site

 

  • Atella - Laghi di Monticchio (15,7 Km/9,7 mi)

The Monticchio Lakes, inside the Vulture reserve, are located on the craters of extinct volcanoes

 

  • Laghi di Monticchio - Melfi (17,6 Km/10,9 mi)

Melfi is a town of clear Norman origins dominated by an important castle


 

DAY 5

 

  • Melfi - Venosa (25,2 Km/15,6 mi)

Venosa is counted as the city of Horace and boasts an important archaeological site

 

  • Venosa - Dolomiti Lucane (88 Km/54,7 mi)

The Lucanian Dolomites make the mountain landscape unique in which the beautiful villages of Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano fit perfectly.


 

DAY 6

 

  • Dolomiti Lucane - Aliano (41 Km/25,5 mi)

Aliano, placed in the Lucanian badlands, is one of the authentic villages of Italy

 

  • Aliano - Craco (36,2 Km/22,5 mi)

Craco is among the most evocative abandoned towns in Italy

 

  • Craco - Matera (56,7Km/35,2 mi)

 

 

Maratea

 

 

What to do in Basilicata:

  • Tackling the "Volo dell'Angelo", one of the most adrenaline-pumping ziplines in Italy in the Lucanian Dolomites
  • Sleeping inside a stone of Matera
  • Take a bath in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian coast

 

 

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