8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

8 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata trip planner
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— 3 nights
Rionero in Vulture
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv


Matera — 3 nights

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). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, and stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Matera journey maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Matera is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Matera due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Matera when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rionero in Vulture.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.
Historic Sites · Wineries
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Maratea — 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.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.