BasilicataDiscover the region
A thousand-year history
Vein in continental Europe
In Val d'Agri there is an important oil and hydrocarbons field
Senise pepper becomes IGP
The typical sweet and dry pepper that grows on the slopes of Mount Pollino
Aglianico del Vulture production
Among the best DOC wines of Italy with a history of thousands of years
Of territory is mountainous or hilly
A territory that gives unique flavours to the agri-food sector
Agricultural sector employees
The highest percentage of Italy after Calabria
Culture European capital
Matera has been the Culture European capital in 2019
Neighborhoods of Matera
The Sassi di Matera are two neighborhoods formed by buildings carved into the rock
Podolica breed specimens
Cattle breed from which the renowned caciocavallo podolico cheese is produced
A limestone landscape: at certain moments it seems to cut in a moonshape more than to arrive
Formerly called Lucania, from the Latin "lucus", land of woods, Basilicata covered by green mountains is divided into 131 municipalities in the provinces of Potenza and Matera and is dotted with small and charming villages up to 1000 m above sea level.
Known for its particular urban structure, Potenza is called the "vertical city". With its 819 meters above sea level, it is the regional capital located at the highest altitude in Italy.
Despite its unfavourable geographical position, Basilicata in recent years has been able to renew its offer and its economic sectors thanks to tourism and communication oriented to typical products.
In the handicraft the working of copper and iron is relevant, as well as a typical agricultural and food sector such as that of pasta factories and pastry shops. The industry is extremely diversified and in recent years has developed, in addition to tourism, a network of innovative start-ups operating in various industries such as sustainable mobility and telemedicine.