Basilicata is located in southern Italy and has access to both the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas. It is a mountainous, sparsely populated region with small towns and villages and nice sandy beaches.
The most famous city of the region and at the same time its most important tourist attraction is Matera. Its historical center, Sassi, was carved into the rocks, to which only the facades of houses were added. According to many scientists, this is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
In addition to Matera, the capital of the Potenza region is also very popular, with a nice, well-kept Old Town and the town of Castelmezzano looking like a wall sticking to the rock.
Interesting places in Basilicat also include the Norman castle of Frederick II in Melfi, Venosa with the ruins of the Romanesque Benedictine abbey and Metaponto, where you can see a Greek temple with 15 columns.
On the coast of the Ionian Sea, at the foot of the Apennines is a vast fertile plain. It goes down to the sea, where it turns into sandy, wide beaches. They stretch over 30 km and are largely well managed. At the Tyrrhenian Sea, Maratea is a popular resort.