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Things to do in Basilicata

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Pollino National Park (Italian: Parco Nazionale del Pollino) is a national park in southern Italy that straddles the regions of Basilicata and Calabria. It is Italy's largest national park, covering 1,925.65 square kilometers.[1][2] The park includes the Pollino and Orsomarso massifs, which are part of the southern Apennine Mountains. The park's highest point is Serra Dolcedorme, which is 2,267 meters high.[3] The park's symbol is the rare Bosnian pine tree. The common beech is the park's most prevalent tree. The park is also home to a variety of medicinal herbs.[4] The park is home of the oldest Europeen tree, a Heldreich's pine estimated 1,230 years old.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Castle
“Castel del monte, the iconic octagonal castle reproduced on the 1cent €uro. You must pay a visit if spend one day in Andria. Is located about 20km away form Andria reachable by public local bus or taxi. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“La residenza è sita all'interno del parco | The residence is inside the park”
  • 28 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Matera is a unique and fascinating town steeped in history. Thought to be one of the world’s oldest towns dating back as far as the Palaeolithic times, Matera is now a popular tourist spot boasting hundreds of ancient caves, rock churches, delicious local cuisine and typical shops. The most famous part of Matera is the Sassi district, now designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Here you can see hundreds of troglodyte dwellings and churches dug out of the rock.The cave dwellings were lived in until the 1950’s and are the most extensive example of their kind in the Mediterranean. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Padula Charterhouse, in Italian Certosa di Padula (or Certosa di San Lorenzo di Padula), is a large Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, located in the town of Padula, in the Cilento National Park (near Salerno) in Southern Italy. It is a World Heritage site.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“E un'area molto caratteristica, con paesaggi indimenticabili in cui sono presenti molto grotte con tracce di insediamenti che partono dal neolitico fino al tardo Novecento It is a very characteristic area, with unforgettable landscapes in which there are many caves with traces of settlements that start from the Neolithic to the late twentieth century”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“"the Angel Grotto" very beautiful, an amazing place on the mountains, one hour by car, you can organize excursion with me by car there, on demand.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Bellissima foresta perfetta per passeggiate, escursioni, percorsi ciclistici in mountain bike, picnic all'aria aperta con aree attrezzate - Beautiful forest perfect for walking, hiking, mountain biking, outdoor picnic with equipped areas”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Un museo di arte contemporanea allestito in una location mozzafiato. L'antico ed il moderno si incontrano. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Church
“La Cattedrale sorge sul promontorio che divide il Sasso Barisano (che guarda ad Est, verso Bari appunto) dal Sasso Caveoso (che guarda a Sud, verso Montescaglioso, l’antica Mons Caveousus); è attualmente chiusa per restauro, ma dal suo piazzale si può godere di un bell’affaccio sul Barisano, e inoltrarsi per uno dei molti bellissimi accessi e scalinate mozzafiato che scendono nei Sassi. Altri affacci panoramici dalla città sono in Piazza Pascoli (sul Caveoso) e dalle arcate di Piazza Vittorio Veneto (ancora sul Barisano).”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice bar for drinks and aperitivo at the end of Via Ridola. Quite crowded at night during the weekends, young atmosphere, beautiful vintage pieces of interiors.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Castle
“Il Castello svevo di Bari è un’imponente fortezza risalente al XIII secolo, oggi adibito a sede museale. Ubicato ai margini del centro storico, nei pressi dell’area portuale e della Cattedrale, con la sua mole rappresenta uno dei più importanti e noti monumenti della città. Storicamente attribuito al re normanno Ruggero II, il Castello sorge nel 1131 su preesistenti strutture abitative bizantine e, dopo il duro intervento di Guglielmo I il Malo, viene recuperato da Federico II di Svevia tra il 1233 e il 1240. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Matera is a city and a province in the region of Basilicata. The town lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina (small stream and ravine). Coordinates: 40° 40'N 16°36'E. The place to visit is the historical centre called 'Sassi' considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993, along with the Park of the Rupestrian Churches. In October 2014 Matera was declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019. Until the 1980's the Sassi was considered an area of poverty, since its dwellings were, and in most cases still uninhabitable. Now due to tourism this area is now being regenerated. There are many restaurants, cafe bars and hotels. There are many beaches with Lido Bizzarro which is good for children. Torre Canne is a close beach and is safe. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Establishment
“Stunning experience to see the Christ Statue from close and great experience at sunset with breathtaking panorama”
  • 17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The inexpensive trips offer the possibility to admire the splendid caves and bays. They take you around rocks and caves which you can explore on the boat or by swimming. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“13 century octagonal castle belonging to Frederick 2nd (Freddy Two Shoes, to his friends). About 45 mins from us.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“在质朴现代的环境中供应烤肉,自制意大利面和甜点。 Grilled meat and homemade pasta and desserts served in an environment with a rustic-modern touch.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“ if you use TEMPESTA shuttle bus coming from airport,VIA PICCINNI STOP is a smart alternative to central station stop ;)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“con un bellissimo affaccio sul Sasso Barisano, consente di gustare i prodotti del territorio, selezionati con cura, . Bella la location, con tavoli anche all'eperto con una bellissima vista.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
“E' un posto famigliare e accogliente! L'oste è un tipo un fuori dagli schemi, simpatico e professionale! ;) ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Sapori di una volta, piatti lucani elaborati serviti in un locale elegante e scavato nella roccia”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Prodotti Tipici - Pasta Carne ed antipasti. Orecchiette, Tagliatelle o carne . Typical Products - Pasta and meat entrees . Pasta (Orecchiette, Tagliatelle) meat ( with sauce or roasted)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“posto carino e curato, possibilità di mangiare all'aperto nel cuore dei sassi. ottima cucina!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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