Basilicata holidays

A Hidden Treasure in South Italy: Discover More with a Tailor-made Basilicata Holiday

Basilicata (formerly Lucania), in the south of Italy, can be thought of as the "instep" of Italy, with Calabria functioning as the "toe" and Apulia the "heel". The region covers 9,992 square kilometres and has a population of about 600,000 inhabitants. The regional capital is Potenza. However, it is most famous for the Sassi di Matera, which are a historic gem to discover on a Basilicata holiday. We highly recommend visiting this hidden gem if you have an interest in history, and a holiday in Basilicata combines very well in a South Italy multi-centre holiday - contact us to find out more about our tailor-made Italy holidays.

About Basilicata

Basilicata is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera. The geological features of the region include the volcanic Monte Vulture, and the seismic faults in the Melfi and Potenza areas in the north and around Monte Pollino in the south. This makes Basilicata holidays particularly special for geologists and those that enjoy nature. The variable climate is influenced by three coastlines (Adriatic, Ionian and Tyrrhenian) and the complexity of the region's physical features. The climate is consequently continental in the mountains and Mediterranean along the coasts, meaning you can be sure of fine weather during the spring and summer months.