Basilicata: journey through the mountains, hills and sea, places to see

Journey in Basilicata to discover the territory of this region of southern washed by the Gulf of Taranto, Ionian Sea, Gulf of Policatro and Tyrrhenian Sea.

Guide Basilicata

The territory Basilicata, mostly mountainous, forms a region on the Gulf of Taranto, Ionian Sea, the Gulf of Policastro and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Basilicata region borders with the territories of Campania and Puglia and its provinces are Potenza and Matera.

Towards the middle of the twelfth century, under Norman rule, the territory corresponding roughly to that of the region, and until then, including the ancient and historic district of Lucania, took the name of Basilicata.

Its inhabitants, called Basilischi or Basilicatesi, still identify themselves as Lucania. Basilicata is a region mostly mountainous and hilly, the plain of Metaponto, which stretches along the Ionian coast is the largest plain of the region.

In Pollino Massif, on the border with Calabria, lies the National Park of the same name, in its vicinity, the Massif Sirino, one of the most beautiful nature reserves of Basilicata, where in winter you can enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing and hiking with snowshoes, while in summer the beautiful beech woods that line its sides, invite to excursions.

On the coast is very popular seaside resort of Maratea, on the Tyrrhenian side, while on the Ionian stand the towns of Metaponto, Nova Siri, resorts and holidays, Policoro, Pisticci Rotondella.