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!
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.
Continental climate in the mountains and Mediterranean on the coasts, with hot summers and relatively cool Winters.
Flights to Bari, Brindisi and Naples Airports from the rest of Italy and Britain. Also ferries from Greece and Albania.
September-October, when the weather is not too hot.
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