8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata travel planner
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Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Matera
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 4 nights
Drive

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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: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, see the interesting displays at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Matera itinerary website.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Matera is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in July; daily highs in Matera reach 36°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Maratea.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Maratea — 4 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: pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, kick back and relax at La Secca, and get outside with Spiaggia Lido Macarro - Cala 'i don Nicola.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maratea attractions planning site.

Drive from Matera to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Basilicata travel guide

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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.