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Basilicata – Territory

Basilicata is a crossroad of cultures and traditions and provides the world with the stunning Sassi di Matera (UNESCO site) and with a lots of findings coming from Neolithic to Middle Ages, like the Rocky Churches (Matera area). Basilicata means most of all nature: Pollino National Park, which extends to Matera area and Calabria region, is the largest natural reserve of Italy. There are eleven Protected Areas and also many lakes, like Monticchio (volcanic origin). Basilicata is mostly a mountainous territory, but it has different landascapes too. Starting from the North, you will find the Lucano Appennine, and moving to South the territory transforms into Ionian golden beaches, starting from Metaponto and finishing in Calabria. The Tyrrhenian Coast is steeply and irregular: there you can find the famous Maratea, dominated by the statue of Christ bery similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro. Maratea is full of restaurants and clubs.

Basilicata is ideal to practice outdoor activities. Trekking, horse riding or mountain biking at Pollino National Park.
Deers, appenine wolves and royal eagle may be spotted in the Park of San Giuliano.
Water sports lovers may choose Lake Petrusilio in Val D’Agri for fishing; or may practice canyoning and rafting in the small rivers sloping towards Metaponto and rowing in Lake Sinise, where every year top level canoeing competitions are organized.

NATIONAL PARKS IN BASILICATA:
Pollino National Park
Lucan Apennines, Agri Valley, Lagonegrese National Park

REGIONAL PARKS IN BASILICATA:
Murgia Materana Regional Park
Gallipoli Cognano – Piccole Dolomiti Lucane Regional Park

NATURE RESERVES IN BASILICATA:
In the Province of Matera:
Marinella Stornara Nature Reserve
Metaponto Nature Reserve
Monte Croccia Nature Reserve

In the Province of Potenza:
Agromonte Spacciaboschi Nature Reserve
Coste Castello Nature Reserve
Grotticelle Nature Reserve
I Pisconi Nature Reserve
Rubbio Nature Reserve

UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS IN BASILICATA:
Pollino Park

WWF NATURE RESERVES IN BASILICATA:
In the Province of Matera:
Bosco di Policoro
Lake San Giuliano

In the Province of Potenza:
Pantano di Pignola

BLUE FLAGS IN BASILICATA:
In the Province of Matera:
Policoro – Lido lato Nord e Sud

In the Province of Potenza:
Maratea – Luppa/ Acquafredda

ORANGE FLAGS IN BASILICATA:
In the Province of Matera:
Valsinni

In the Province of Potenza:
Guardia Perticara

 

 

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