60min drive from Potenza
Pietrapertosa e Castelmezzano (40 min)
Dramatically-situated villages high (Lucanian Dolomites).You can try Flyght of the Angel, unique in Italy, by a mile-long metal cable suspended between two peaks across the valley usually from last weekend of April to mid September.
Acerenza (40 min)
is one of the “I borghi più belli d’Italia” (i.e. The one among beautiful medieval villages in Italy) and has got a majestic cathedral. Here takes place an historical parade of medieval knights on 11th, 12th August
Melfi (45 min)
An ancient town with an imposing Frederick II’s Castle containing an archaeological museum; on the occasion of Pentecost in May ( 18th, 19th May 2013) takes place “La festa dello Spirito Santo” (The feast of the Holy Spirit) and in October (26-27 Ott 2013) an International Conference of Falconry
Monticchio lakes (45 min)
Placed in the centre of ancient volcanoes’ double crater of Vulture Mount
Matera (60 min)
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 luxurious boutique hotels.
Venosa (60 min)
Native land of Latin poet Horatius, with the suggestive Abbey of the SS. Trinità never finished and the Archaeological Park