8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

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8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rionero in Vulture
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Maratea
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

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nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto (in Metaponto) and Castelmezzano (Volo dell'Angelo & Gradinata Normanna). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, and don't miss a visit to Casa Noha.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matera day trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Matera is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier nights in Matera, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rionero in Vulture.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castelmezzano, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha

1
night
Rionero in Vulture

Rionero in Vulture ©
Rionero in Vulture is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Monticchio lago piccolo, then learn about winemaking at Cantine del Notaio, then step into the grandiose world of Melfi Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Lagopesole.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rionero in Vulture online holiday 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Rionero in Vulture

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Castello Di Lagopesole, Melfi Castle
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Melfi Castle ©
Melfi Castle
Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio
Monticchio lago piccolo ©
Monticchio lago piccolo

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Maratea

Maratea ©
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, appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and then get your game on at Kartodromo e Paintball Palazzo. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita, kick back and relax at La Secca, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rivello - Convento di S. Antonio da Padova.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maratea route maker .

Traveling by car from Rionero in Vulture to Maratea takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Maratea

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kartodromo e Paintball Palazzo, Rivello - Convento di S. Antonio da Padova
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Kartodromo e Paintball Palazzo ©
Kartodromo e Paintball Palazzo