Matera & Basilicata
In search of non-touristy, off-the-beaten-path beauty in Italy? It’s hard to outshine Basilicata.
Arid, mountainous, forested and peppered with cave dwellings and hill towns, the unique terrain of Basilicata is striking.
This offbeat destination is a pleasure for travelers seeking authentic experiences, without mass tourism.
Two gems in the region include the enchanting cave town of Matera, home to the ancient sassi dwellings carved from ‘tufo’ rock – and the very pretty Maratea, a seaside town famed for its churches.
Other worthy attractions include the medieval Castle of Melfi and the soaring Pollino National Park.
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