Castelmezzano (159)

Basilicata968 photos

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Basilicata, also known as Lucania, 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-west, 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 about 10,000 km² and in 2010 had a population slightly under 600,000. The regional capital is Potenza. The region is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera.

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Castelmezzano41 photos

Castelmezzano (159)
CastelmezzanoBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 31′ 49″ N, 16° 2′ 48″ E

Castelmezzano origins’ are dated to the 7th century BC. In the 19th century, it was an ideal refuge for many bandits due to its own territorial placement consisting of natural hiding places among the rocks and lush vegetation. [Read more]

Craco234 photos

Craco (534)
CracoBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 22′ 41″ N, 16° 26′ 25″ E

Craco, an abandoned Italian village located in the region of Basilicata and the province of Matera, was called the area “Grachium” which means “from the little ploughed field”. Tombs were found suggesting the settlement dates back to the 8th[Read more]

Matera357 photos

Matera (52)
MateraBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 39′ 48″ N, 16° 36′ 37″ E

Matera, a town in the region of Basilicata, is perched on the edge of a small canyon eroded by the Gravina. The lower Sassi (caves) district is divided into the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso. [Read more]

Melfi7 photos

Melfi (11)
MelfiBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 59′ 54″ N, 15° 39′ 13″ E

Melfi is a town in the Vulture area of the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. The Castle, dominating the whole town was probably constructed ex novo by the Normans (11th century), as no traces of pre-existing … [Read more]

Metaponto34 photos

Metapontum (73)
MetapontoBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 24′ 58″ N, 16° 49′ 2″ E

Metaponto is a small town of about 1,000 people in the province of Matera, Basilicata. Metapontum was a Greek city founded by an Achaean Colony. Pythagoras tomb was shown at Metapontum in the time of Cicero. Metapontum or Metapontium was an… [Read more]

Pietrapertosa28 photos

Pietrapertosa (104)
PietrapertosaBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 31′ 5″ N, 16° 3′ 49″ E

Pietrapertosa is a town in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Pietrapertosa is inside the Park of Gallipoli Cognato and Dolomites of Lucania, characterised by the fantastic shapes of sandstone. [Read more]

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Italy14,018 photos

Roman Forum (162)
Roman ForumRome - Lazio - Italy

Italy, officially Repubblica Italiana, is a country located partly on the European Continent and partly on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its… [Read more]

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