Basilicata is an interesting region although it’s unknown by tourists standard.
It offers history, culture, dramatic scenery, traditions, skiing, fine wine & food and heating people! This region is dotted of hill towns, castles, Greek & Roman ruins.
Potenza, a modern city in Southern Italy, was built on a hill more than 800 metres a.s.l.
It was inhabited till the IV century B.C probably after destruction of the close village of Serra di Vaglio, whose ruins are still visible.
Under the Roman domination it was an important municipality as showed by S.Vito’s Bridge and the Roman villa (nearby accommodation) .
The archaeological sites dating back to the native Lucanians to the Greek colonisation of southern Italy and the later Roman cities. Metaponto, by the Ionion coast, is close to the ruins of the Greek city of Metapontum. More ruins can be visited at Venosa and Grumento.
Matera is the European Capital of Culture 2019 and offers plenty of attractions: you can visit one of its museums or go for a walk in the ancient town, steeped in history and art. It is well worth visiting the Park of the Rupestrian Churches, which consists of more than 150 rock churches, filled with ancient spirituality.
Potenza – in the center of the south – is a perfect starting point to discover all the nearby Basilicata Campania and Puglia.