Basilicata Beautiful Discovery 7days


Arrival in Apt Bari, transfer by motor coach to city center. Tour of Bari Vecchia: it is a labyrinth of narrow streets that today experience a strong cultural redemption not only because they house the relics of the world's most revered saint " St. Nicholas ". In addition to the many churches that the historic center flaunts, first and foremost the Basilica of St. Nicholas and the Cathedral of San Sabino, the oldest part offers a wonderful Medieval Castle, the longest promenade in Italy . Continue to Policoro, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Admission: Swabian Castle € 10


Breakfast and departure for Matera, a visit to the famous "Sassi," declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, represent an unforgettable landscape, characterized by houses carved into the limestone rock and frescoed rock churches that make it unique in the world. This natural conformation of the Sassi, reminiscent of biblical scenarios, has always made them ideal sets for important films such asPasolini's "The Gospel according to Matthew" and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" .During the walk we will visit : the Casa Grotta typically furnished: with period furniture and tools to get a precise idea of how peasant life was organized in the houses of the Sassi, described by Carlo Levi in the book " Christ Stopped at Eboli and the Rock Crypt of St. Andrew from the 13th century AD. Continuation to the Dragone Winery-producersin c.da Pietrapenta and lunch-tasting. In the afternoon visit to the "Crypt of the Original Sin," considered the Sistine Chapel of the Rocky Habitat for the valuable frescoes inside, datable between the late 8th and early 9th centuries AD. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Admission: n°02 admissions € 5.00 p.p. + € 10.00 p.p. Crypt of Original Sin


Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Policoro, visit to the National Museum of the Siritide, continuation to the Sanctuary of S. Maria di Anglona, one of the most famous medieval monuments in the region, which according to tradition was founded in the 12th century on the site of the Greek Pandosia. The hill where the Sanctuary is located dominates the entire valley of the Sinni and Agri rivers from a height that offers the possibility of glimpsing evocative and enchanting views. We arrive in Tursi, a small town built by the Goths between the 4th and 5th centuries. The first nucleus of houses appeared on the hill where the Tower of Tursico its founder, who gave the town its name, was erected by the Saracens . Visit to the "Rabatana or Arabatana," located on the highest point of the village and tasting lunch at the Borgo Albergo Palazzo dei Poeti . In the afternoon, continuation to Craco-Paese Fantasma: which has become a real ghost town, one of the rare examples in Italy that has been thrilling travelers and numerous directors for several years, who have chosen the Lucanian village to shoot their films: King David by Bruce Beresford-Saving Grace by Tom Conti-La Lupa by Alberto Lattuada-Il Sole anche di notte by paolo and Vittorio Taviani, etc. Return to hotel dinner and overnight stay.

Admission: National Museum of the Siritide € 2.50


Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Rotondella . Located on a hill, it owes its toponym to its circular shape and, due to its dominant position high above the coast, is also called " the balcony of the Ionian Sea." Indeed, from its summit, there is a view as far as the eye can see to the beaches of the Ionian Sea. The massive " sixteenth-century tower and the lamia of Bitonte " characterize the village. Among the places of worship to visit we have the Mother Church of Madonna delle Grazie, of 17th-century origin, and the Church of St. Anthony of Padua. Cantine Battifarano tasting lunch with winery tour. Early afternoon continuation " Essenza Luc ano " Amaro Lucano Museum. A technological and interactive exhibition space, among the famous advertising campaigns and stories of the characters who have made the history of Amaro Lucano and you will travel in parallel with the streets of Essenza. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Breakfast and departure for Montalbano J.co, the village rises above the "calanchi," clay formations that characterize the area with their particular morphology making it unmistakable and with a typical moonscape. Home to the Calanchi Regional Reserve, the largest in Basilicata with geological rarities that make it unique in the world, of unparalleled scenic beauty. Visit historic center: Clock Gate, Palazzo Rondinelli where we view rare and precious texts from the Antique Fund. Continue to Masseria Crocco-Cantine Crocco, producers of Primitivo, Aglianico, Merlot, Cabernet and Sauvignon wines. Tasting lunch with typical local products in the vineyard, depending on weather conditions . Afternoon continuation to Pisticci, a center of medieval origin, preserves ancient villages among which emerges the characteristic " Dirupo ", composed of a parallel series of small white houses called " lamie ", from which we will admire the moonscape of the badlands. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Breakfast and departure for Valsinni, a small Lucanian village famous because it was here that the brief and poignant earthly affair of the 16th-century poetess Isabella Morra took place. The ancient village, gathered in a picturesque position on the sides of a rocky spur overlooking the Sinni gorge and dominated by the Baronial Castle of the Morra family, is remarkably evocative. An Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club, it is home to the Isabella Morra Literary Park. The activities of the Literary Park use poetry as a key to interpreting the territory. Continue to Colobraro for a visit Amoreolio Experiences and flavors of Lucan Evo oil. A guided tour of the museum kicks off the multisensory journey: description of the machinery, we immerse ourselves in listening to how in ancient times the olive harvest was carried out until the oil was extracted. Tasting lunch and walk through the ancient village from which you can admire the entire Sinni Valley to the Ionian Sea. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Breakfast, Martina Franca one of the centers of the Itria Valley famous for its events and Baroque. The itinerary takes in the characteristic alleys that lead to Piazza Plebiscito, where the Baroque Basilica dedicated to St. Martin, the Clock Tower and the University Palace face each other. Instead, through Porta Santo Stefano you reach Piazza Roma where you can admire the Ducal Palace. Guided tour the Acropolis of Puglia, a centuries-old olive oil mill; a universe that Vincenzo, the latest generation of olive oil millers in the Lucarella family, manages to narrate in tours and tastings. Tasting lunch with typical products. Transfer to Bari. End of services.