The area is also home to some incredible historical sites and monuments, including the ancient Greek city of Metaponto and the Aragonese Castle at Melfi. Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring Basilicata's stunning national parks where you can find hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes and limestone formations.
Other popular tourist attractions in Basilicata include Pollino National Park - one of Europe's largest parks - as well as Matera - an old city with ancient structures carved out of sandstone that date back to Roman times.
For a fascinating piece of history, visit Venosa - birthplace of Ancient Roman poet Horace - or take time to explore Craco - an abandoned town that was evacuated in 1963 due to seismic activity caused by nearby volcanic eruptions. Whether you're looking for cultural attractions or outdoor activities, there's something for everyone in Basilicata!
Cities in Basilicata
Senise, Acerenza, Campomaggiore, Ginestra, Avigliano, Carbone, Armento, Calvello, Episcopia, Bella, Albano di Lucania, Calciano, Cirigliano, Banzi, Rapolla, Bernalda, Baragiano, Brienza, Cancellara, Lido, Castelmezzano, Corleto Perticara, Castelluccio Superiore, Fardella, Ferrandina, Aliano, Castelsaraceno, Colobraro, Francavilla in Sinni, Calvera, Matera, Filiano, Lagonegro, Rivello, Barile, Maratea, Gallicchio, Rotonda, Grassano, Chiaromonte, Genzano di Lucania, Rapone, Atella, Castronuovo di Sant'Andrea, Gorgoglione, Pomarico, Forenza, Balvano, Provincia di Matera, Garaguso, Castelluccio Inferiore, Cersosimo, Anzi, Castelgrande, Brindisi Montagna, Rionero in Vulture, Scalo di Baragiano, Scanzano Jonico, Ruvo del Monte, Grottole ...