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Basilicata

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Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south, having one short south-western coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania in the north-west and Calabria in the south-east, and a longer one to the south-east on the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea between Calabria in the south-west and Apulia in the north-east. The region can be thought of as the "instep" of Italy, with Calabria functioning as the "toe" and Apulia the "heel". The region covers 9,992 km² and in 2008 had a population of less than 600,000 inhabitants. The regional capital is Potenza. The region is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera.


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7 wonders to see in Basilicata

1)Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa and their Volo dell'angelo

http://www.volodellangelo.com/


2) Matera http://www.comune.matera.it/en/tourist-information

3) Craco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craco

4) Pollino National Park http://www.parcopollino.it/

5) Maratea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maratea

6) Metaponto

http://www.google.it/search?q=metaponto&hl=it&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ITIT255&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ctkXT_2pA8Pj4QSw89jIDQ&ved=0CEkQsAQ&biw=1272&bih=857


7) the road from Potenza to Gravina in Puglia by Tolve



To have a global view of these wonders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=IT&v=clzISfXUXz4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xdTHN_jm9Js#!


http://vimeo.com/33732441

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAp2K0oUy5U&list=UUxvzayAmudhURcAfSisWQrg


For more info see http://www.aptbasilicata.it



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***** How to arrive in Basilicata *****


Link to the SITA bus

http://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/#



If you come from OUTSIDE Europe the nearest airport is ROMA


If you come from Europe you can choose


http://www.ryanair.com/it and http://www.easyjet.com to BARI


or


http://www.easyjet.com to NAPOLI




From ROMA you can use:

- the train http://www.trenitalia.com/

- the bus http://www.autolineeliscio.it

- the plane (http://www.ryanair.com/it) to Bari

- the car - around 4 hours to go to Potenza and 5 to Matera

- the bicycle or your legs by the Appian Way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appian_Way



From Bari:

A fantastic bus do a everyday trip from Bari airport to Matera city center and it's very cheap !!!!!

http://pugliairbus.aeroportidipuglia.it/


In Matera there is no Trenitalia station :(
but there is one in Ferrandina, near Matera, and from there you can take a bus to Matera.


or

http://www.ferrovieappulolucane.com/en/index.html



If you come from ROMA, NAPOLI, FIRENZE or PERUGIA you can use the train or the bus

http://www.autolineeliscio.it/biglietteria.php



How to go to Marina di pisticci

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=209&post=5671299#gpid5671299



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http://www.lucaniafilmfestival.it/

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Climbing in Basilicata http://www.lucanianaturaverticale.it


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BASILICATA coast to coast by foot

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=209&post=9673705








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