8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata trip planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Rionero in Vulture
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv



— 3 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castelmezzano (Volo dell'Angelo & Gradinata Normanna) and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto (in Metaponto). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Matera travel route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Matera is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Matera, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rionero in Vulture.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Rionero in Vulture

— 1 night
Rionero in Vulture is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Monticchio lago piccolo, then do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, then explore the historical opulence of Melfi Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Di Lagopesole.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rionero in Vulture trip planner.

You can drive from Matera to Rionero in Vulture in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rionero in Vulture are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Rionero in Vulture

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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— 3 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Il Mirto Solarium Bar, pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kartodromo e Paintball Palazzo. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita, enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rivello - Convento di S. Antonio da Padova.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maratea vacation planning tool.

Drive from Rionero in Vulture to Maratea in 2.5 hours. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Maratea

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Basilicata travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.