8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata travel planner

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Make it your trip
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Matera
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 4 nights
Drive

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Matera

— 3 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.
Matera is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, see the interesting displays at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, make a trip to Casa Noha, and admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Matera road trip planning app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Matera is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in July, with highs in Matera at 36°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Maratea

— 4 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Maratea is known for beaches, historic sites, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, kick back and relax at La Secca, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Biagio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maratea trip maker.

You can drive from Matera to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.