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Hiking in Basilicata

Basilicata is a region of Italy who's time it is to shine, with its forests, mountains and amazing city of Matera exploding in popularity. Hiking around this glorious region is the best way to see it before the secret gets out!

The Southern Italian region of Basilicata is the underrated gem of the country, with its truly awe-inspiring mountainous terrain and stunning coastline seemingly untouched from the impact of tourism and the modern world. The ancient city of Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the European Capital of Culture for 2019, owing to its unbelievable historic city centre of “Sassi”, an underground cave settlement believed to date back to 7000 BC. The hiking around Basilicata is suitable for all and sundry, with the majestic Lucanian Dolomites proving to be a veritable hiking wonderland. Choose from one of our hiking trips in Basilicata, and get in before the crowds!

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The ancient city of Matera in Basilicata is turning in to one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site status and designation as the 2019 European Capital of Culture attesting to this. The historical quarter area of Sassi contains cave dwellings dating back to the Paleolothic period, and it is now a thriving and unique area of the city.


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Best time to visit

September-October, when the weather is not too hot


Continental climate in the mountains and Mediterranean on the coasts, with hot summers and relatively cool Winters

How to get there

Flights to Bari, Brindisi and Naples Airports from the rest of Italy and Britain. Also ferries from Greece and Albania

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Basilicata has its own unique and fascinating characteristics that are distinct from Italy itself, so taking the time to explore the small towns and villages will give you a greater insight to the culture, which the local people are fiercely proud of. Some people like to spend time in the bigger cities of Naples and Bari before or after hiking in Basilicata, as they are easier to get to and are slightly more modern


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