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Exploring Basilicata

Basilicata is a mountainous region located in Southern Italy, still undiscovered by most tourists.

Basilicata is generally unknown by tourists, making it an ideal destination for those who love holidays in uncrowded places, full of charm: unspoiled landscapes, valleys, archaeological sites and villages perched on the hills in perfect harmony with nature, reminiscent of paintings.

Here are  3 places to discover for those wanting to learn more about this region!

The flight of the angel in Castelmezzano

Between the months of June and September, in Castelmezzano, you can take part in a spectacular activity: the flight of the Angel.

Tourists can literally fly between the villages and among the mountain peaks, connected to a harness and attached to a sturdy steel cable.

The route runs between Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano (and vice versa) and gives the chance to observe the spectacular scenery of the Lucane Dolomites at an altitude of about 1000 meters.

When you arrive at the two villages, you can take part in excusions which bring together history and nature, taste local products and enjoy the scenery.

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The Tavole Palatine in Metaponto

For archaeology lovers, a visit to Metaponto is required. This small town in the province of Matera is an ancient Greek colony.

Here, we find the National Archaeology Museum of Metaponto, which preserves remains dating from the Roman and Greek eras.

Not to be missed, at the exit of route 106, are the remains of the so-called Tavole Palatine, a Doric Temple dating back to the sixth century BC, with only its 14 columns still standing. An absolute must see!

The Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Maratea

For those of you who love the sea, Basilicata offers wonderful places like the lovely Maratea, with its pebble beaches and enchanting sea.

Once in this city, you will certainly notice the 22 meters high majestic Christ, in concrete and marble, that stands at the top of Mount San Biagio.

The statue is very similar to that of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. The road to top of the Mount, with its many curves, is well worth it, in order to admire the breathtaking panorama of the Gulf!