9 days in Basilicata Itinerary

9 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Viggianello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 3 nights
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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.
Matera is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, walk around Parco della Murgia Materana, and delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

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Milan to Matera is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Matera sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Viggianello.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Viggianello — 2 nights

Viggianello is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, then head outdoors with Monte Caramola, and then get great views at Belvedere Del Malvento. On the next day, head outdoors with Bosco Difesa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Viggianello journey planner.

Drive from Matera to Viggianello in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maratea.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips

Maratea — 3 nights

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Maratea is known for sightseeing, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Secca.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maratea travel route planning site.

Getting from Viggianello to Maratea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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.