Nestled warmly between Calabria and Puglia this southern region is home to fresh country air, the beauties of nature, and the iconic flavours of the south. It’s greatest intrigue is found in Matera, where the limestone caves of Sassi set a unique mood. The region also touches two coastlines, the ionian and the Tyrrhenian, both of which showcase the south’s quintessential allure.

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An epic tomato soup that’s flavoured with onions, garlic, olive oil, and thickened with chunks of crispy bread.

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Senise peppers, fried tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. The freshest ingredients for an even fresher vegetable stew.

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Torta di latticini

It’s a strange concept to wrap your head around but this is a savoury cheesecake. Made with mozzarella, pecorino, and ricotta and topped with sliced prosciutto.

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City Life

Matera  |  Melfi  |  Venosa  |  Potenza

Stay in Basilicata

One Day

The Sassi caves found in Matera lie in anticipation as tourists explore their inner workings. The paintings found here are under protection as a UNESCO world heritage site. The city’s ancient feel has sparked an addictive curiosity and wonder into the eyes eager wanderers and travelers that most can’t shake.

Three Days

For a more medieval vibe head to the towns of Melfi and Venosa. Both host relics and ruins from both the Byzantine and Norman eras. The hilltop town of Melfi in particular is known for the impressive Roman stronghold whose origins date back to 1041 AD.

One Week

Experience both of the region’s famous coastlines, the Ionian and Tyrrhenian. Each offer turquoise waters, hidden caves, and sandy beaches. Maratea on the Tyrrhenian side is well known for its shores but also the hike to Monte San Biago.