Places to visit

The region of Basilicata is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera.

Matera and the surrounding region of stunning landscapes is full of intriguing places to explore, from the ancient city of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2019 European Capital of Culture, to the relaxed seaside towns of Metaponto and Policoro on the Ionian coast, from the deserted ghost town of Craco to the beauty of Gallipoli Cognato Park. Matera and its surroundings offer a wide range of things to do during your short break in Basilicata, Southern Italy.

Basilicata Map 1

The Potenza region is bursting with variety and life. On your holiday to Basilicata you can enjoy the beautiful coastline of Maratea, the mountains and wildlife of the Pollino National Park and the medieval towns of Venosa  and Melfi.

Why not visit the capital city of Potenza  or the picturesque hilltop villages of Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa. There really is something for everybody in Basilicata, Southern Italy.