6 days in Basilicata Itinerary

6 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata vacation planner
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Matera — 3 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Oasi WWF Policoro Herakleia (in Policoro) and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto (in Metaponto). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, and admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matera trip planner.

Rome to Matera is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Matera. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maratea.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Maratea — 2 nights

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Secca, and then stroll through Il Mirto Solarium Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Biagio, appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Biagio, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maratea trip planning website.

You can drive from Matera to Maratea in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Basilicata travel guide

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.