41 days in Basilicata Itinerary

41 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata trip planner
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Maratea
— 7 nights
Drive
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Viggianello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rotondella
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 15 nights
Drive
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Castelmezzano
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melfi
— 5 nights
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Maratea — 7 nights

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Avventura Pollino (in Rivello) and Nemoli (Lago Sirino & Il Micromondo). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, stroll through Spiaggia Anginarra, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Biagio, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maratea itinerary planner.

Verona to Maratea is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Viggianello.
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Viggianello — 3 nights

Viggianello is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Change things up with a short trip to Santuario della Madonna della Pieta in Terranova di Pollino (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at bosco Magnano. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Montagna di Basso di Viggianello, get outside with Bosco Difesa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and get great views at Belvedere Del Malvento.

Make your Viggianello itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Viggianello takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rotondella.
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Rotondella — 5 nights

Rotondella is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.LanguagePeople of Rotondella speak R'tunnar (Rontondellese), a dialect of Basilicata.Cuisine U' Pastizz R'tunnar: Prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale (protected traditional food), half moon shaped baked good filled with minced meat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotondella: Dirupo (in Pisticci), Craco (Parco Museale Scenografico di Craco & MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco) and Aliano (Museo Storico "Carlo Levi" & Calanchi). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Masseria Nivaldine, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Siritide, and kick back and relax at Terzo Cavone.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotondella travel route site.

You can drive from Viggianello to Rotondella in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.
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Matera — 15 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Metaponto (ACQUAZZURRA ACQUAPARK & Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto), Palazzo Marchesale (in Pomarico) and Montescaglioso (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Platea, Convento delle Clarisse ora sede della Casa Comunale, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Matera online route planner.

You can drive from Rotondella to Matera in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castelmezzano.
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Castelmezzano — 5 nights

Castelmezzano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castelmezzano: Lucania Outdoor Park (in Accettura), Acerenza (Museo Diocesano & Acerenza Cathedral) and Tolve (Fontana Monumentale di Piazza Mario Pagano & Chiesa e Santuario di San Rocco). There's much more to do: visit Volo dell'Angelo, look and learn at Planetario Osservatorio Astronomico Anzi, don't miss a visit to Gradinata Normanna, and take a peaceful walk through La Grancia.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Castelmezzano trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Matera to Castelmezzano in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melfi.
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Melfi — 5 nights

Melfi is a town and comune in the Vulture area of the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.GeographyOn a hill at the foot of Mount Vulture, Melfi is the most important town in Basilicata's Vulture, both as a tourist resort and economic centre.HistoryEarly and Middle Age historyInhabited by the Daunians and Lucanians, under the Romans it was included in the area of the colony of Venusia, founded in 291 BC. After the fall of Western Roman Empire, Melfi gained importance in the Middle Ages as a strategic point between areas controlled by the Byzantines and those controlled by the Lombards.Melfi was captured several times by the struggling powers of the region, until it was assigned to the Norman leader William I of Hauteville. Explore Melfi's surroundings by going to Saint Michelès Abbey (in Monticchio Bagni), Castello Di Lagopesole (in Lagopesole) and Monticchio lago piccolo (in Rionero in Vulture). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Melfi Castle, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano E Palazzo Vescovile, do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melfi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Castelmezzano to Melfi takes 1.5 hours. September in Melfi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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