Imagine taking scenic walks along the rustic streets of Basilicata with the history surrounding you at every turn. This small region in southern Italy is far removed from the hustle and bustle of bigger areas so visitors will be able to enjoy themselves here. With so much to do, nobody ever wants to leave and those who do swear to come back, and they do. Tours to Italy are the best way to experience the real city and get to see the parts of a town that you might not see in a newspaper ad or television.

Basilicata map Italy tour
Basilicata map Italy tour

And if you plan on such a visit to the Basilicata region, you can start off at the southern town of Matera to witness its ancient majesty that has become a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Sassi, ancient cave dwelling where humans lived for thousands of years and many have been now restored into boutique hotels and home so you can now imagine and feel  how the local Italian people lived in such beautiful dwellings. If you have a love of cheese and wine, you can also you have the right region!

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Matera magic

We visit local cellars and winemakers who  welcome visitors both local and foreign with open arms and you will get to see the amazing vineyards. Learn all about  the Aglianico grape varietal which makes their wine grows in fertile volcanic soil then is fed by water from the Tufo rock layers underground during the dry months. Before you leave, do visit the ancient grottoes that date back to the 1600s and were used by Franciscan monks.

Aglianico grapes Basilicata tour
Aglianico grapes Basilicata tour

What makes these grottoes special is that they are cut into the volcanic Tufo rock and aid in the process of ageing wine. So why not book a tour of Italy and revel in the beauty of Basilicata, named as the European Capital of Culture for 2019. With the help of Touring Abruzzo team, you will enjoy Italy along with people who have a love and are passionate about sharing it with you. A relaxing time over our exclusive small group 8 day programme is guaranteed ..having fun at the heel of Italy will do you wonders. ‘Back Roads of Basilicata’ tour departs November 10, 2019. OR you can experience some of Basilicata touring with our “Treasures of the South’ tour which departs May 16, June 16 and September 15. This programme includes Abruzzo, Basilicata and also Puglia – such a great combination to travel to Italy.

 

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