62 Hotels in Basilicata, Italy
Basilicata offers places of notable interest: the lake of Monticchio, the beaches of Maratea, the Greek ruins of Metaponto and Policoro.
The Region is a mostly mountainside and has many hilly areas that conserve a practically intact and rude nature, often an uneven landscape. The only plain zones in Basilicata are set in the proximity of the two little outlets on the Ionian and Tyrrhenian sea.
he higher summit of the Appennino Lucano, mount Pollino has beech-trees and oaks forest and its great bird varieties are a goal for the ecological tourism. Of great naturalistic fascination it is also the zone around the lago di Monticchio, of volcanic origin.
But tourism in Basilicata means above all sea and culture. The short costline facing onto the Tyrrhenian sea, on which it dominates Maratea, is characterized by a rocky coasts with hidden beaches and small bays. The feature of the Ionian coast, less deep and more sandy, it introduces various bathing localities as Metaponto and Scanzano Jonico.
Numerous and scattered in Basilicata are the historical testimonies: we can find Greek colonies in Metaponto and Policoro, the Roman city of Venosa, medieval hamlets, but above all is the unique landscape that bosts Matera, with its Sassi digged in the limestone cliff, declared a world-wide patrimony of the humanity.