Basilicata or Lucania is situated in the south of Italy, loved by every visitor attracted to discover its natural beauty, cities rich with history, unspoiled landscape and seaside resorts. Its Mediterranean climate varies from area to area, along the coasts it has hot summers and mild winters and has an inland climate definitely stiffer.
Climate and average temperatures
What to see
Basilicata is hospitable and full of attractions, tourism is based on two types: historical-cultural and tourist resort. Do not miss the picturesque old village of Potenza situated on the hill, the old town of Matera with its famous "Sassi", the historical museum of Melfi, Venosa, Metaponto and Policoro.
Also the exhibitions of Maratea with its quaint old town and its marina.
The beaches scattered in the two Basilicata gulfs, the Taranto gulf and the Policastro gulf are definitely not to be missed by beach lovers. Among the most beautiful beaches there are; Maratea’s beach, whose landscape is characterized by the alternation of coastal cliffs and stretches of fine sand, with crystal clear sea. Nova Siri beach, which stretches along the Ionian coast with wide long sandy beaches lapped by crystal clear sea and its promenade is adorned with a green and relaxing pinewood area. Scanzano Jonico; Basilicata’s most well known location with its very popular beaches especially in summer.
Lucan’s cuisine makes an extensive use of white meat lamb, eggs, a large variety of vegetables and local spices such as chilli peppers. One of the typical ingredients of this cuisine is the horseradish, which is often grated over pasta or used for the “rafanata” omelette. Another feature specialty of the region is the cod on dry peppers sauce.
Spending a holiday in Basilicata offers to travellers the opportunity to discover natural beauty, history and traditions and the genuine and simple hospitality of the Lucan’s people. You can choose between 3 to 5 stars hotels and sea resorts as the one of Matera, Metaponto, Pisticci. Scanzano Jonico and Nova Siri.
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Handcraft traditions are very popular in this region, creating over century wood copper and iron pieces of art. A production well expended especially in terms of decoration such as classic wooden objects and small carved figurines. Many of these carved wooden sculptures can be admire in some churches of the area
There is infinity of places for fun and entertainments in Basilicata. From restaurants with local specialties, to piano bars pub and discos.
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