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  • TEN GOOD REASONS TO VISIT BASILICATA, “ITALY’S SECRET GARDEN”

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    There are numerous good reasons to take a trip to this largely untamed, undiscovered part of Southern Italy but we’ve pulled together ten - just in time for Christmas! Wander

  • TOP FIVE ST MARTIN’S SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN BASILICATA

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    Is the cold weather getting to you already? Thinking about booking an autumnal getaway? Look no further than Basilicata. It could be argued that there are now at least five

  • THE BOOM IN VISITORS TO MATERA

    Matera, the city named European Capital of Culture in 2019, has been attracting tourism and increasing the amount of holiday goers to Basilicata! It has been reported by Italian news

  • CARNIVAL IN BASILICATA

    The Carnival in Basilicata is a journey through traditional Lucanian myths, celebrations and rituals. Identities will become blurred as men and women swap roles, people become trees and animals, and

  • FESTIVALS OF BASILICATA: CARNIVAL SATRIANO

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    Every year Satriano di Lucania, a town of the Southern Italian region, Basilicata, hosts its annual carnival in which the Rumit, or tree man, walks the streets. Covered in leaves,

  • TOP FIVE ITALIAN CITY BREAKS

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    1. Matera Recently named Italy’s European Capital of Culture for 2019, the city of Matera and its relatively undiscovered region, Basilicata, offer a unique destination for a city break. Located

  • PANE DI MATERA

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    The distinctive and unique aroma of Pane di Matera – Bread of Matera – flows between the stone buildings in the area. With its ancient baking process and precise compositions

  • MATERA, EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019

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    Italian City of Matera in Basilicata Awarded European Capital of Culture 2019 Matera, located in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata has been awarded the title of the 2019 European

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF MARATEA, STATUE OF CHRIST THE REDEEMER

    The golden anniversary of the statue of Christ the Redeemer of Maratea. Enhance the image of Christ the Redeemer and contribute to consolidating the role of Maratea as one of

  • TV PRESENTER FRANCESCA BARRA INTERVIEW

    “I am a grateful daughter of this land,” Francesca Barra, journalist, writer and TV presenter says as she sums up her relationship with Basilicata in an interview during the filming

  • TEDx IN MATERA

    On the 20th May 2014 TEDx arrived in Matera, Basilicata in Southern Italy for an exploration into the link between the past and present. Ancient Future, the title of the

  • 5 UK BLOGGERS SAY #helloBasilicata

    5 travel bloggers from the UK are preparing to head to the region of Basilicata, Southern Italy. They will be indulging in the many aspects of Basilicata including staying in luxury caves hotels

  • COOL KIDS EAT PASTA

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    Forget what you already know about dried, colourless and bland tasting pasta. The hand-made pasta from the region of Basilicata will transform you, and teach you how pasta should really

  • LIVE BLOG: BASILICATA BLOGGERS TRIP 2014

    Join our travel bloggers from 7-10 June as they discover the hidden gems of Basilicata

  • CREATING HARMONIES AT THE MADONNA DELLA BRUNA FESTIVAL

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    Thousands of people gather together in the heart of Matera; in bundles they wait, for the secret float to appear from its hidings to reveal its elegant colours and impeccable

  • STORY TRAVELLER’S INTERVIEW, MATERA

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    It was Monday morning in Matera, a city located in a Southern Italian region called Basilicata. The sun had just crept up from behind the Sassi to spring the locals

  • IGNITE YOUR SENSES IN MATERA

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    Sometimes in the world of the working, it pays to be able to slow down, take a break and relax in a paradise far away from normal day to day

  • ‘FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE’ ZIP-WIRE SET TO BECOME OF EUROPE’S MUST VISIT EXPERIENCES

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    Last year the Italian region of Basilicata  opened its highly anticipated attraction; the ‘Flight of the Eagle’ in Pollino National Park. The second of its kind in Basilicata, ‘The Flight

  • PRESEPE NATIVITY SCENE by FRANCESCO ARTESES TO BE EXHIBITED IN TURKU, FINLAND

    The Nativity Scene (the traditional Italian “Presepe”) created by the world renowned artist, Franco Artese was exhibited in the cathedral of Turku, Finland. With inspiration from the Gospel of St.

  • HAVE YOU DISCOVERED CASA NETURAL YET?

    Travellers in Southern Italy can now experience more than just a picture-perfect vista and the spectacular Sassi cave dwellings of Matera. At Casa Netural visitors are welcomed into a thriving community

  • BASILICATA DONATES THE POPE A NATIVITY SCULPTURE

    This year’s Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, is to be donated to Pope Benedict XVI by one of the poorest regions of Italy, Basilicata, bringing the region’s