- Basilicata is a land of rock and mountains, of forests and upland
meadows, this dramatic territory spans Italy’s inland with brief
strips of coastline touching the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas. Basilicata
is one of the poorest regions. The region is an exciting landscape,
particularly the Tyrrhenian coast, and the nice city of Matera.
Potenza is Basilicata’s region capital. It’s hot in summer
and cold in winter. Matera is famous for the sassi – stone houses
- the home of more than half of Matera’s population until after
WWII. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The two sassi areas
are Barisano and Caveoso.
The Metaponto’s Greek ruins warrant a visit. Metaponto has also
a sandy beach, Lido di Metaponto.