Sea in Basilicata

What's the perfect beach holiday for you? It is in Basilicata ... a region between two seas, the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, where you can choose your ideal coast! The Ionian coast, the heart of Magna Graecia, is a rich area both from a cultural and naturalistic point of view and thanks to…

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THE TYRRHENIAN COAST

There is a reason why, every year, the Basilicata stretch of the Thyrrenian Coast wins prestigious environmental awards such as the "Blue Flag” and is awarded the ‘4 sails’ by Legambiente, a label assigned to the most beautiful and clean seaside locations. Maratea, known as the "Pearl" of the Tyrrhenian Sea, is considered a natural paradise where rocks plunge into the sea like tired giants. A must see location for sun worshippers, underwater fishing lovers looking for deep and clean diving sites but also for those looking for the shelter and relax offered by seaside caves and small, secluded…

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THE IONIAN COAST

Steeped in history and nature, this coastline is washed by beautiful sea and surrounded by undiscovered wild nature. Stretching for about thirty-five kilometres, the Ionian Coast offers crystal-clear, blue waters and vibrant green Mediterranean vegetation. The first stretch of coast is that of Metaponto, the cradle of the ancient Greek culture, offering plenty of very well-equipped private beaches. Southward there are the beautiful beaches of Marina di Pisticci, hosting one of the marinas of the Ionian Coast, Porto degli Argonauti, the ideal location to enjoy exciting boat excursions and…

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Culture in Basilicata

Castles and museums of different styles and flairs, as well as literary parks and art galleries are part of the outstanding artistic, historical and cultural heritage of Basilicata. Lose the sense of time exploring the castles of the Emperor Federico II of Svevia, in Lagopesole and Melfi, which…

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Cinema

Action end… Go! Basilicata, the perfect backdrop for your filmsOver the last years, the number of films shot in Basilicata, within some breathtaking scenery and enchanting villages, has been constantly increasing. The rock-hewn landscape architecture and cave dwellings of Matera, the European Capital of Culture…Read More

Cultural Heritage

Basilicata, a unique cultural journeyCastles and museums of different styles and flairs, as well as literary parks and art galleries are part of the outstanding artistic, historical and cultural heritage of Basilicata. Lose the sense of time exploring the castles of the Emperor…Read More LAGOPESOLE CASTLEThis castle was usually used by the great Roman Emperor Frederick II as a stopover for haunting, one of…

Religious Tourism

SACRED SITES TOURS AND RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS IN BASILICATASince the ancient times, religious festivals and rituals to celebrate the Virgin and the Patron Saints have been taking place in Basilicata, in the monasteries, churches and sacred mounts scattered throughout the region, which is deeply infused with…Read More

Archeology

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF SAN GIOVANNI DI RUOTI – THE ROMAN AND LATE ANTIQUE VILLAS  Between 1977 and 1984 a team of Canadian archaeologists from the University of Alberta directed by professors Alastair M. Small and Robert J. Buck carried out a programme of archaeological research in the area of San Giovanni di Ruoti where…Read More Archaeology in BasilicataEchoes from an ancient past resound…

Basilicata parks and nature

Basilicata's strong point is certainly its varied landscape: in addition to protected areas, expanses of meadows and sunny fields, evocative gullies and immense dams, Basilicata has two national parks, the Lucan side of the Pollino Park and the Appennino Park Lucano Val d'Agri Lagonegrese,…

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Oasi and Nature Reserve

Lake Montecotugno Birdlife Observatory – Pollino National ParkLake Montecotugno Birdlife Observatory – Pollino National Park The Observatory is located in the Pollino National Park, in Senise, on a promontory of Lake Monte Cotugno, the largest artificial lake on clay in Europe and third in the world. Thanks to…Read More The Volcanic Lakes of MonticchioLocated in the area of Vulture within some enchanting…

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Parks

THE POLLINO NATIONAL PARKWith its 192.000 hectares stretching between Basilicata and Calabria, the Pollino National Park is Italy’s largest national park. Its name derives from the peak of Pollino Massif, defined by the Achaeans as “Mons Apollineum”, the Mount of the Greek…Read More THE NATIONAL PARK OF APPENNINO LUCANO ‘VAL D’AGRI LAGONEGRESE’The most recent protected area of Basilicata, established in…

Outdoor in Basilicata

Thanks to its skiing resorts, golf courses, sailing centres and nature areas suitable for every kind of sport, Basilicata meets the needs and passions of all sport lovers looking for new challenges and exhilarating activities. In Basilicata you are sure to find something exciting: you can…

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Adventure

Pollino Outdoor ParkThe Pollino Outdoor Park was born in San Costantino Albanese, in the province of Potenza, and is set in an attractive forest of turkey oaks, and is easily accessible, as it is within walking distance of the town. The Adventure Park boasts a series…Read More Outdoor activities, nature and fun in Basilicata!Basilicata is a unique, open-air ‘sports hall’ for those looking for hiking and…

Sport

”Ponte alla Luna”(Bridge of the moon)The system of Tibetan bridges in Sasso di Castalda is located on the sides of the "Fosso Arenazzo" which begins right at the foot of the picturesque old town. Through the narrow streets that branch off between the characteristic stone houses of the…Read More Outdoor in Maratea and LagonegreseOutdoor in Maratea and Lagonegrese Maratea is not just about the…

Food and Wine in Basilicata

The regional cuisine is a delightful explosion of genuine flavours, spicy scents and vibrant colours; traditional Lucanian dishes are increasingly appreciated in the food and wine industry and can be found both in Italy and all over the world. From traditional hand-made pasta to meat – mostly lamb,…

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(Italiano) Eventi del gusto

(Italiano) Il 21 agosto la XV edizione della “Giornata tipica del mietitore – Lu Muzz’c” a FilianoEventoEventi Basilicata,Feste e sagre Il 21 agosto la XV edizione della “Giornata tipica del mietitore – Lu Muzz’c” a FilianoEventoEventi Basilicata,Feste e sagre Estate 2018 a Brienza…

Typical Products

Food and Wine in BasilicataThe regional cuisine is a delightful explosion of genuine flavours, spicy scents and vibrant colours; traditional Lucanian dishes are increasingly appreciated in the food and wine industry and can be found both in Italy and all over the world. From…Read More Basilicata, a beautiful discovery for food lovers!The regional cuisine is a delightful explosion of genuine flavours, spicy…

Basilicata Traditions

Traditions such as arboreal rituals, which celebrate the regeneration of nature and fertility, as well as anthropological and anthropomorphic carnivals, which refer to the deep bond between man and nature, make Basilicata a unique region, where the relationship with nature has always characterized…

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Carnival

Carnival in BasilicataThe gloomy sound of cowbells, traditional masks and vibrant festivals representing the seasonal migration of cattle make the traditional anthropological and anthropomorphic carnivals in Basilicata a unique experience that you can only enjoy in the…Read More Il Carnevale Lucano: “L’Mash-kr di Tricarico”Le Maschere di Tricarico, "l'Mash-kr" in dialetto locale,…

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Arboreal Rituals

The ‘Marriage Of The Trees’ Festivals In BasilicataA mix of the sacred and the profane, unveiling a peculiar relationship between man and nature, these unique marriages between an old oak called ‘Maggio’ and a holly tree called ‘Cima’ - representing the groom and the bride - have been taking place…Read More The “Maggio” in AccetturaAccettura is "the” symbolic town of the "marriages of the trees"…

BASILICATA ATTRACTIONS

History and nature, reality and fiction, myth and sacred meet and reveal the versatile vocation of Basilicata and its "great attractions". Events, theatrical performances such as "La storia banned" of the Parco della Grancia, "A night's dream in that country" by Colobraro, "The city of the…

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Attractions

”Ponte alla Luna”(Bridge of the moon)The system of Tibetan bridges in Sasso di Castalda is located on the sides of the "Fosso Arenazzo" which begins right at the foot of the picturesque old town. Through the narrow streets that branch off between the characteristic stone houses of the…Read More Pollino Outdoor ParkThe Pollino Outdoor Park was born in San Costantino Albanese, in the province of…

(Italiano) Basilicata che spettacolo

Planetario Osservatorio Astronomico di Anzi Orari di Apertura e contatti; Domenica Mattina dalle ore 10.30 - alle ore 12.30. Mentre gli altri giorni bisogna prenotare al numero 3202236876 o contattare via mail teerumvalgemonaesai@gmail.com; planetarioanzi@gmail.com…Read More Volo dell’aquila – San Costantino AlbaneseFlight of the Eagle Open from March to December Info: tel +39 328 7338268…