If a picture is worth a thousand words, video speaks volumes more!  Explore the colors and traditions of Basilicata in this beautiful 'Snapshots of Lucania'.

 About Basilicata


 A Hidden Land to Discover

 Basilicata is possibly the least-known region in Italy. It includes the Potenza  and Matera Provinces.  It is cuddled  between  Puglia, Calabria, and  Campania, and is the most sparsely  populated part of  the country.  Its  ancient name is Lucania, and while it  was renamed  Basilicata, the proud  inhabitants are still known as  Lucani.  They cling to  millennia-long

 traditions, preside over ancient  ruins, and have a deep  sense of hospitality.  Throughout their history  they have endured invasions,  deprivation, and  exploitation, yet modern Lucani offer warm welcomes and a genuine desire  to share  their  culture with visitors.

 While she dips two toes into two seas, Basilicata does not embody the  typical Mediterranean image one may have of Italy.  Like other regions  of  Italy, there are billowing wheat fields and rolling hills punctuated with  grape  vines and olive groves, but the bulk of the landscape is often  rocky and  rugged, even primitive.  It has a unique and raw beauty.  Time-worn villages  cling to ridges and hilltops.  Alpine mountains are  ribboned with rivers and  sliced with gorges. 


 For visitors, Basilicata offers sustainable tourism with abundance of outdoor  activities, folk festivals, ancient Greek and Roman ruins, and historic castles.  For residents, the region offers a slower pace of life, hospitable townspeople,  and affordable homes.


 Discover Basilicata – you’ll be glad you did!