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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Basilicata, Italy your home away from home

Nestled in the mountains between Campania, Calabria and Apulia, Basilicata is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. The Basilicata region is hugely diverse, with extinct volcanoes in the mountains giving way to rolling green hills, and evergreen forests hiding turquoise waters lapping on white sandy beaches. Self-catering beach villas make for an excellent summer destination for families, while Basilicata cottages in the mountains provide couples with a romantic and secluded getaway.

Things to do in Basilicata, Italy

In the summer months, the lush countryside and the high mountains in Basilicata make for great opportunities of walking, hiking and mountain biking. The winter months are ski season in Basilicata, with La Sellata-Pierfaone just outside of Potenza and Mount Volturino being among the more popular resorts. Winter is also a great time to appreciate the thermal baths which around the National Park of Pollino.

Places to visit on holiday in Basilicata, Italy

Potenza holds many monuments which pay tribute to the rich history of the area, including a preserved Roman villa, a cathedral and the church of San Francesco d’Assisi. Potenza is also home to the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Potenza, which provides a wide selection of artefacts from the different eras of the region, and makes for a great distraction when the weather is no so great.

There are also several places in which visitors can view remains from the area’s Greek occupation, such as Metaponto. The small town contains temples, basilicas and a museum detailing the Greek history of the area. Metaponto also has a beautiful 1km white sandy beach which gets quite busy in the summer months.

Although there are not many English-speaking visitors to Martea, it is somewhat of an undiscovered gem. The coastline is touted as one of the most beautiful in all of Italy, overlooked by Christ the Redeemer, a slightly smaller version of the famous Rio landmark.

The National Park of Pollino spans the region between Calabria and Basilicata and is a great place to spend some time getting back to nature. The area features stunning areas of natural beauty with a rich array of photo opportunities around the forests, rivers and lakes.

Weather in Basilicata, Italy

The summer months are the best time to visit Basilicata for a beach holiday, with temperatures reaching the upper twenties and with the driest months being May to September. Tourists still flock to Basilicata in the winter months for the skiing, with snowfall in the region making for cold winter months between December and March.

Flights to Basilicata, Italy

Basilicata is served by both Bari (BRI) and Naples (NAP) airports. Bari airport received several international flights daily, although caters predominantly to domestic services. Naples is well-served by most international airlines, with several budget airlines including easyJet flying daily from the UK. Hire cars are available from Naples airport to get to your self-catering accommodation in Basilicata, which is around 185km east.

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                                                                                                      In the heart of the Sassi

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                                                                                                      This apartment is really an amazing place. It is in the heart of the Sassi. The apartment has been fully modernised to a high standard. You enter via a lovely courtyard. The lower level is a kitchen diner. A mezzanine floor above contains a large bed and ensuite. The apartment is just minutes walk from the shops and restaurants. The owner ( Sandro) was a wonderful host. He met us in the new town and found us a safe street to leave our car. We could have used secure car park if we had wished. Sandro then took us and our luggage into the Sassi. Matera is magical at night and staying in the heart of the Sassi is a must to capture the atmosphere of the place. The only impovement we can suggest is that a toaster would have been useful. We loved Matera and this apartment in it
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Late Summer Vacation in Potenza

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                                                                                                      Though the weather conditions were not summerly, we enjoyed our stay in Potenza due to warm welcome and beautifully decorated and comfortable apartment. We had everything we needed to feel ourselves like at home. We could cook everything we wanted in a good equipped kitchen. From the very beginning we got usefull information about sightseeing possibilities in Basilicata. This region of Italy is underestimated, offers many hiking opportunities. And those who need a nature experience without tourist masses can all have it here. After all we had a feeling that we visited the original part of Italy.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016