The Basilicata region had everything that a visitor could look for in both history and nature. There are beautiful sea shores, breath taking mountain landscapes, natural hot springs, and wonderful art towns and cities, not to be forgotten is the great foods and wine of the Basilicata region.
Because Basilicata still not very well-known, it is a great tourist destination. The woods and forests that cover the mountains are dotted with small and charming villages, some even at an altitude of 1000 mt, where pure air, genuine flavors and the beauties of nature are combined with historical vestiges satisfying every curiosity.
Beautiful - yet less traversed than other regions - is the area of the Monticchio Lakes, one of the most spectacular locations in Basilicata. Lake Grande and Lake Piccolo are two splendid stretches of water that fill the two craters of Mount Vulture, now extinct, and are surrounded by thick and lush vegetation. Even though it is a mainly internal region, Basilicata touches two seas: the Ionian and Tyrrhenian. The Ionic coast, with the two famous sea resorts of Metaponto and Policoro, offers wide beaches, either sandy or pebbly, and partially surrounded by pinewoods and rows of eucalyptus that give off a lovely scent. The Gulf of Policastro, on the Tyrrhenian side, has higher and more indented coasts, where steep promontories alternate with small beaches washed by a crystal-clear sea.
Basilicata is another of the unknown and developed area for tourism but there are a few great places to visit. Great biking and walking on around some of the ancient villages.
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