Matera, Italy


Nestled in the southern region of Italy, Basilicata is an enchanting destination that offers travellers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and authentic Italian culture. Known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque hilltop villages, and ancient ruins, Basilicata is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. The region’s stunning scenery includes the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, and the lush greenery of its national parks, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

History buffs will delight in Basilicata’s wealth of archaeological sites and historic landmarks. The region is home to the ancient city of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its cave dwellings, known as “Sassi,” which date back thousands of years. Visitors can wander through the winding streets of Matera’s historic centre, explore its fascinating museums, and marvel at the stunning frescoes adorning its churches. Other notable attractions in Basilicata include the medieval town of Castelmezzano, perched high atop a cliff overlooking the valley below, and the impressive ruins of the ancient Greek city of Metapontum.

Basilicata’s rich culinary heritage is another highlight of any visit to the region. Visitors can savour traditional dishes such as “caciocavallo podolico,” a local cheese made from the milk of free-range cows, and “peperoni cruschi,” crispy fried peppers that are a regional speciality. The region’s fertile soil also produces a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, which are used to create flavorful dishes bursting with Mediterranean flavours. With its breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and delicious cuisine, Basilicata offers a truly memorable holiday experience in the heart of Italy.







We would be delighted to talk about your holiday arrangements over the phone. You can contact us between 8am and 10pm every day (outside of office hours may not be immediate).

01442 879787


If you wish to send us your requirements by email using the link below, we’ll get back to you. Outside of office hours, we’ll reply to you as soon as we can.


Our office is open 9:30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays). If you wish to make an appointment, please either call or send a message, although it’s not compulsory.


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