Basilicata is the stunningly beautiful and relatively undiscovered region occupying the ‘instep’ of the boot of Italy. Bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia to the north and east, and Calabria to the south, it has one short southwestern coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and a longer one to the southeast on the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea.
The greatest draw for visitors to Basilicata is Matera, whose distinctive Sassi – cave-like houses and churches in the heart of the town – give it a dramatic setting. The prettiest coastal area surrounds the historic town of Maratea: here you’ll find crystal clear waters secluded sea grottos.
Palazzo Margherita, built in 1892 in Bernalda by the Margherita family, is a true 19th century palazzo. The town is the ancestral home of film director Francis Ford Coppola, who has lovingly converted the building into a small but very luxurious hotel.
Sant Angelo Luxury Resort
Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Nestled in the heart of Matera, Italy, Sant'Angelo Luxury Resort invites discerning travellers to embrace an exquisite haven that offers unrivalled views of the breath-taking Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Epic Southern Italy: Amalfi Coast & Puglia
Amalfi Coast, Basilicata & Puglia
Fall into the never-ending glamour of the Amalfi Coast and the epic beaches of Puglia, where we share our best-kept secrets on this epic tour of Italy. You'll find crystal-clear waters, mouth-watering cuisine and luxury boutique hotels. Take in breathtaking landscapes as you drive this fascinating route exploring southern Italy.
GBP £12,600 pp
Tastes & Traditions of Puglia
Lecce, Matera, Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy
Take a journey through the heart of Puglia, traversing the cobblestone streets of Lecce and savouring a stay at the Palazzo Bozzi Corso. Discover the charm of ancient Matera with a night at Sant'Angelo Luxury Resort and a hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Explore the coastal wonders of Italy as your tour culminates at the lavish Borgo Egnazia.
GBP £9,600 pp