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This fascinating region between the mountains and the beautiful southern sea is known for its stunning natural landscapes, as well as the city of Matera, known as the “città dei sassi” or “City of Stones,” a notable UNESCO world heritage site. Basilicata is also an important culinary region famous for its bread and peppers.

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A fascinating region, between the beautiful southern sea and the mountains. Particularly for its nature, the Basilicata is a region where go get lost, especially in the famous Matera, the “città dei sassi” (city of stones), a very important UNESCO heritage site. Basilicata is also an important enogastronomic region famous for its bread and peppers.

Rome FCO is the closest international airport. It is 485km from Matera,the main city.

Best time for a trip: ideally from April to October.

What to expect: nature,
little tours, hiking,
biking, sightseeing,
folklore, tradition.

fun facts

Some of its prehistoric settlements were continuously inhabited up until the 1950s. Later, thanks to a massive recovery and reconstruction project, its stone caves were transformed into beautiful hotels, restaurants, and clubs, all carved into the rock.

Not just Venice! Basilicata has many interesting and culturally relevant Carnival traditions, especially related to its allegorical figures.


Up until the 1950s there was the regularly inhabited prehistoric settlement and later, thanks to an immense recovery project, all the caves in the stones were transformed into widespread hotels, restaurants and beautiful clubs, which have maintained the character of being all carved into the rock.

Curiosity Not only Venice! Basilicata has many Carnival traditions quite interesting and culturally relevant, especially for its allegorical figures.

Discover our favorites places:

the itineraries of King DMC


Arrive in Melfi: walking tour


Visit of Castelmezzano Tour of the castle and dinner


Walking tour of Maratea and visit to the “Cristo Redentore”


Visit of Matera


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