Basilicata is a region steeped in history. The regional capital Matera is one of the world’s oldest cities, dating back to the Preolithic era. The Sassi district of Matera, with its cave dwellings, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been awarded 2019 European Capital of Culture, making it the perfect time to visit this enchanting area. Basilicata boasts stunning scenery that ranges from the snow-capped peaks and ancient forests of the Pollino National Park to the white sandy beaches and rocky bays of its two dramatic coastlines. Set in the far south of Italy, neighbouring Puglia to its east, it is a tranquil and quiet part of the country that still retains an undiscovered feel. Greek, French, Spanish and Arabian invasions have influenced these lands and the regional cuisine. Its strong agricultural traditions and delicious rustic ingredients, play a big part in local cooking – recorded as the first place in Italy to produce fresh pasta. This is a delicacy that should not be missed during your stay.
Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Basilicata.