Drops of Culture

Basilicata, drops of Culture, is a project designed to give wide choice in the organization of the tour in Basilicata, to achieve a unique experience, sewed around your passions. You choose whether to be touched by a few drops of Culture of Basilicata, or fully immersing yourself in the traditions and customs of a unique place, full of history.
You can create your own custom tour like a puzzle, choosing destinations and activities that most interest you, among the endless opportunities of the region, from sea to mountain, from art to history, from relaxation to adrenaline, from the kitchen to photography!
During the entire tour you will be assisted by local people who have a deep knowledge of the territory, the workshops held by experienced people who will be happy to share its experience, the trips will be made by private car, Italian brand, to guarantee absolute comfort.
Check out the destinations and activities offered and starts to compose your own tour! will be drops or a whole dive in the culture of Basilicata?



Matera

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Matera and his Sassi District (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a unique and fascinating town steeped in history. Now elected as European Capital of Culture2019. Is of the world’s oldest towns dating back as far as the Palaeolithic times, Matera is now a popular tourist spot boasting hundreds of ancient caves, rock churches, delicious local cuisine and luxurious boutique hotels. Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Activity: 2 hours tour in Sassi with professional guide.
Accomodation: MATERA Possible activities avaiable to add:
Accomodation in Sassi of Matera, in a 3* hotel or B&B, chose in base of the avaiability Trekking in “murgia materana “ natural park
Tour for discover the “chiese rupestri”
Laboratory of bread, discovery how is made the DOCG bread of Matera
Photography excursion with professional photographer

  • Sassi of Matera Sassi of Matera
  • Sassi of Matera Sassi of Matera
  • Rupestrian Church in Matera Rupestrian Church in Matera
  • Murgia National Park Murgia National Park
  • DOCG bread of Matera DOCG bread of Matera
  • Typical view from hotels/restourants in Sassi Typical view from hotels/restourants in Sassi

 


Irsina

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Irsina, once called Montepeloso, lies on top of a hill about 550 feet high and a few kilometers from Matera. A very impressive are the ancient walls that embrace the historical center, the guard towers, the noble palaces, small churches, narrow streets and access doors still visible. Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Activity: one of your choice from the list of activities.
Accomodation: IRSINA Possible activities avaiable to add:
Participants are housed in typical houses of the old town, interacting with the country and its people, discovering the history, art, culture, environment, food and wine.
The laboratories takes place in the charming former convent of St. Francis of Irsina, houses the Archaeological Museum Janora. The building is a convent of the XVI century, situated in a panoramic position in the heart of the historic center of the country.
Laboratory of homemade pasta
Laboratory of traditional food of Basilicata
Laboratory of cake decorations
Laboratory of Pizza in pizzeria
Laboratory of artcraft/decorations
Laboratory of handmade jewelery
Photography excursion with professional photographer
Italian language minicourse

  • Irsina Irsina the massive Cathedral
  • Irsina Irsina View on the old town
  • Cake decoration Cake decoration Rose cake, with taste of roses
  • Cake decoration Cake decoration
  • Laboratory of pasta Laboratory of pasta
  • Laboratory of traditional receipt Laboratory of traditional receipt
  • Laboratory of bijoux Laboratory of bijoux
  • Laboratory of artcraft/decorations Laboratory of artcraft/decorations
  • Laboratory of artcraft/decorations Laboratory of artcraft/decorations
  • Laboratory of Pizza Laboratory of Pizza


Dolomiti: Castelmezzano, Pietrapertosa

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The medieval villages Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano, in the Lucanian Dolomites, are members of the Prettiest Villages in Italy Club (I Borghi più belli d’Italia) and the ruins of the fortress walls of a Norman Castle are still visible, with stairs carved into the rock leading to the highest lookout point, dominating over the entire Basento valley.
Castelmezzano was also awarded as the “prettiest unknown village of the World”.
Included in the offer:
• Japanese support during the transfer/excursions
• Private luxury Italian car with driver
• Accomodation
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Tour of Pietrapertosa
• Tour of Castelmezzano
Accomodation: IRSINA Possible activities avaiable to add:
Participants are housed in typical houses of the old town, interacting with the country and its people, discovering the history, art, culture, environment, food and wine.
The laboratories takes place in the charming former convent of St. Francis of Irsina, houses the Archaeological Museum Janora. The building is a convent of the XVI century, situated in a panoramic position in the heart of the historic center of the country.
Flight of the Angel (activity subject to the opening period)
Photography excursion with professional photographer
Cooking lesson in one of the best restaurant in Italy
  • Castelmezzano Castelmezzano
  • Castelmezzano Castelmezzano
  • Pietrapertosa Pietrapertosa
  • Castemezzano Castemezzano
  • Pietrapertosa Pietrapertosa
  • Flight of the angel Flight of the angel
  • Tandem Flight at Flight of the angel Tandem Flight at Flight of the angel


Pietragalla, Acerenza

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Pietragalla: Unique and original forms of rock-cut architecture capable of suggesting scenarios and fairy-tale atmosphere.
Acerenza: Perched on a cliff of tuff more than 800 meters above sea level, it is truly the caelsae nidum Acherontiae, the “eagle’s nest of Acerenza”. The village is awarded as one of the prettiest villages in Italy
Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Tour of Pietragalla
• Tour in “Palmenti” of Pietragalla with professional guide
• Tour of Acerenza
Accomodation: IRSINA Possible activities avaiable to add:
Participants are housed in typical houses of the old town, interacting with the country and its people, discovering the history, art, culture, environment, food and wine.
The laboratories takes place in the charming former convent of St. Francis of Irsina, houses the Archaeological Museum Janora. The building is a convent of the XVI century, situated in a panoramic position in the heart of the historic center of the country.
Photography excursion with professional photographer

  • Palmenti of Pietragalla Palmenti of Pietragalla
  • Acerenza Cathedral Acerenza Cathedral
  • Palmenti of Pietragalla Palmenti of Pietragalla
  • Acerenza Acerenza one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
  • Palmenti of Pietragalla Palmenti of Pietragalla
  • Acerenza Acerenza Detail of the Cathedral


Vulture: Melfi, Castel Lagopesole

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Melfi: The town itself is surrounded by a winding Norman city wall, the only one of its kind in Southern Italy. Emerging from the rock face you will discover what is to be considered as one of the most beautiful castles in Italy.
Located on the top of a hill, Lagopesole Castle, is considered as the most beautiful and mysterious Castle of the Basilicata region.  Enjoy the panorama of the valley from the Castle.
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation, breakfast, dinner
• Tour of Venosa
• Visiting and tasting of Aglianico DOC wine in a producer winecellar
• Tour of Monticchio Lakes
Accomodation: MONTICCHIO LAKES Possible activities avaiable to add:
Set in its garden and surrounded by the countryside, Il Cantuccio Del Vulture is housed in the homestead where the Salvatores film “I’m not scared” was set. The Agriturismo is extended on an immense hill area, cultivated mainly with wheat. The main building keeps the traditional architecture of the typical local farms. The guests will receive a warm welcome in a genuine environment and will find a homely atmosphere.
Restourant: Where the large dining-room is, there was the old stall. In that ancient room you can taste the genuine dishes, prepared only with the seasonal products of the farm.
• walk in the woods to pick mushrooms, chestnuts, walnuts Lunch
• Horse riding, mountain biking, boat ride
• Fishing in the lake
Mud bath in Rapolla thermal SPA, Special mud from the healty water of the volcano
Photography excursion with professional photographer

  • Melfi Castle Melfi Castle
  • Melfi Castle Melfi Castle
  • Melfi Melfi
  • Melfi Castle Melfi Castle
  • Castel Lagopesole Castel Lagopesole
  • Castel Lagopesole Castel Lagopesole


Vulture: Venosa, Monticchio, Winecellars

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Vulture is a volcano who was active until the Pleistocene age, today its slopes are fully covered with a dense and lush vegetation benefited from the natural fertility of soils that develop from rocks volcanic. All around it there are now many attractions:
Monticchio lakes: Rich vegetation, characterised by beech, pine, fir and chestnut woods, create an enchanting frame to the Monticchio Lakes. They formed on the crater of the extinguished volcano.
Venosa: one of the prettiest villages in Italy
– Aglianico del Vulture:
is one of the best wines of  Italy, produced in this land
Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation, breakfast, dinner
• Tour of Venosa
• Visiting and tasting of Aglianico DOC wine in a producer winecellar
• Tour of Monticchio Lakes
Accomodation: MONTICCHIO LAKES Possible activities avaiable to add:
Set in its garden and surrounded by the countryside, Il Cantuccio Del Vulture is housed in the homestead where the Salvatores film “I’m not scared” was set. The Agriturismo is extended on an immense hill area, cultivated mainly with wheat. The main building keeps the traditional architecture of the typical local farms. The guests will receive a warm welcome in a genuine environment and will find a homely atmosphere.
Restourant: Where the large dining-room is, there was the old stall. In that ancient room you can taste the genuine dishes, prepared only with the seasonal products of the farm.
• walk in the woods to pick mushrooms, chestnuts, walnuts Lunch
• Horse riding, mountain biking, boat ride
• Fishing in the lake
Mud bath in Rapolla thermal SPA, Special mud from the healty water of the volcano.
Photography excursion with professional photographer

  • Vulture Vulture
  • Venosa Venosa
  • Monticchio lakes Monticchio lakes
  • Monticchio lakes Monticchio lakes
  • Venosa Castle Venosa Castle
  • Wineyards of Aglianico wine Wineyards of Aglianico wine
  • Winecellars Winecellars


Maratea

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Located on the Tyrrenhian Coastline to the south west of the region, Maratea is a chic coastal town, with a historic centre, elegant harbour and pebbled coves.The landscape in Maratea is simply unique. It varies from breath-taking sea views to wooded hillsides and majestic mountains which sweep down to the blue sea. Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver
• Accomodation, breakfast, dinner
• Tour of Maratea old town
• Tour to the statue of Christ the redemptor
Accomodation: MARATEA Possible activities avaiable to add:
Accommodation in 3*hotel/B&B, chosen according to the availability Photography excursion with professional photographer
• Tour to the cave of wonders + black sand beach
Scuba diving

  • Maratea Maratea
  • Maratea black sand beach Maratea black sand beach
  • Maratea Maratea
  • Maratea town Maratea town
  • Maratea seaport Maratea seaport
  • Maratea, Christ the redemptor Maratea, Christ the redemptor
  • Maratea coastline Maratea coastline
  • Maratea coastline Maratea coastline


Policoro, Metaponto

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Enjoy the calm beaches of Metaponto and Policoro on the Ionian coast, with its clean water, white sand and shallow seas. The gently sloping shoreline makes this area ideal for families with young children.
As well as the beautiful coastline, it is possible to visit Greek columns and amphitheatres surrounded by lush vineyards.
Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation, breakfast, dinner
• Tour of Metaponto archeological area
• Tour of Policoro seaside, Marinagri complex
• One activity of your choice from the list of activities marked *
Accomodation: POLICORO Possible activities avaiable to add:
In case of couples/2people, The guest can choose to be hosted in a homestay experience, otherwise accommodation in 3*hotel/B&B, chose in base of the availability. Laboratory of cake decorations *
Laboratory of handmade pasta *
Laboratory of artcraft/decorations *
Laboratory of handmade jewelery *
Photography excursion, minicourse *
• Discover how to make mozzarella *
Kayak Experience
Sailing tour
Night sailing tour
Tour of Marinagri complex by sailing boat
Golf

  • Metaponto seaside Metaponto seaside
  • Marinagri complex, Policoro Marinagri complex, Policoro
  • Policoro Policoro
  • Marinagri complex, Policoro Marinagri complex, Policoro
  • Metaponto archeological area Metaponto archeological area
  • Sailing excurions Sailing excurions
  • traditional cooking experience traditional cooking experience
  • Rose cake Rose cake from the laboratory of cake decorations
  • Laboratory of bijoux Laboratory of bijoux
  • artcraft and decorations laboratory artcraft and decorations laboratory
  • homestay homestay


Miglionico, Pisticci, Craco

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Pisticci
Pisticci is located on a mountaintop in the province of Matera. The Italian Ministry of Culture has identified and recognised it as one of the 100 Wonders of Italy for its distinctive simple white-washed houses.
Pisticci is present also in the Dolce & Gabbana Luxury magazine, considered in the top 10 on the places to “downshift”
The Gost town of Craco
Around the town impressive ravines can be admired. The view of the town on approach is quite spectacular and it is possible to Walk Up To The Castle’s Tower At The Summit To Admire An Amazing Panorama. Making various ‘top 10 ghost towns’, Craco has made a name for itself as a must see location.
Miglionico
Miglionico is a historic hilltop town. With beautiful houses alongside stunning historic churches.
Miglionico Castle rests strategically on its hilltop location and is widely known as “The Castle of the bad council” for having hosted the conspiracy of the barons in 1485.
Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation, breakfast, dinner
• Tour of Miglionico Castle and old town
• Tour of Pisticci
• Tour of Craco ghost town
Accomodation: IRSINA Possible activities avaiable to add:
Participants are housed in typical houses of the old town, interacting with the country and its people, discovering the history, art, culture, environment, food and wine.
The laboratories takes place in the charming former convent of St. Francis of Irsina, houses the Archaeological Museum Janora. The building is a convent of the XVI century, situated in a panoramic position in the heart of the historic center of the country.
Photography excursion with professional photographer

  • Pisticci Pisticci
  • Pisticci Pisticci
  • Miglionico Miglionico
  • Miglionico Castle Miglionico Castle
  • Miglionico Castle Miglionico Castle
  • Craco, the Ghost town Craco, the Ghost town
  • Craco the Gost town Craco the Gost town


Aliano, Calanchi, Guardiaperticara

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Aliano is situated in a picturesque location on the edge of a steep cliff, surrounded by the lunar landscape of the “badlands“.
Called “the village of stone houses” and in the list of “the prettiest villages of Italy”; Guardia  Perticara must be walked through slowly, catching the benevolent looks of women from the doors of their houses. A perfect neorealist setting, where the linen hanging between alleys is less careless than the housing materials that have been ruined in a lot of other old towns.
Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation, breakfast, dinner
• Tour of Aliano and Calanchi
• Tour of Guardia Perticara
Accomodation: POLICORO Possible activities avaiable to add:
In case of couples/2people, The guest can choose to be hosted in a homestay experience, otherwise accommodation in 3*hotel/B&B, chose in base of the availability. Photography excursion with professional photographer

  • Guardia Perticara Guardia Perticara one of the prettiest villages in Italy
  • Guardia Perticara Guardia Perticara one of the prettiest villages in Italy
  • Calanchi Calanchi Badlands near by Aliano
  • Calanchi landscape Calanchi landscape Badlands
  • Aliano Aliano
  • Aliano Aliano


Valsinni, Tursi

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Valsinni is a town to be flipped through like a book: the Town Hall houses the Parco “Isabella Morra”, dedicated to the daughter of the lord of the Castle, a poetess considered one of the most original and authentic voices of 16th century women’s lyrical poetry.
Tursi is a town with Arabic routes cradled in the moon-like landscape of Calanchi, and is the home town of the dialect poet Albino Pierro, who was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Tour Isabella Morra castle/ literary park, old town
• Tour of Rabatana in Tursi
Accomodation: POLICORO Possible activities avaiable to add:
In case of couples/2people, The guest can choose to be hosted in a homestay experience, otherwise accommodation in 3*hotel/B&B, chose in base of the availability. Photography excursion with professional photographer

  • Valsinni Castle Valsinni Castle
  • Isabella Morra Isabella Morra
  • View of Valsinni View of Valsinni
  • Tursi Tursi
  • Rabatana of Tursi Rabatana of Tursi
  • Rabatana of Tursi Rabatana of Tursi


Pollino: Viggianello, San Costantino Albanese

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The Basilicata region is crossed by the Pollino mountain range (which extends to Calabria). Here there is a magnificent Park, the biggest in Italy, where you can walk among the wild and unspoiled nature, observing animals and birds of prey, and also learn about local customs and traditions, and taste the authentic, traditional recipes.
The country of Viaggianello, listed in the prettiest villages in Italy, encompasses many churches and chapels as well as the ruins of a Medieval Castle.
San Costantino Albanese was probably founded by Albanian and here the citizens still use both the Greek ritual and the ritual in the language of origin. This village is famous both for the production of needlework and stockings and for the Sanctuary of Maria Santissima della Stella.
Included in the offer:
• Private luxury Italian car with driver.
• Accomodation, breakfast, dinner
• Tour in Viggianello
• Tour in San Costantino Albanese
Accomodation: POLICORO Possible activities avaiable to add:
In case of couples/2people, The guest can choose to be hosted in a homestay experience, otherwise accommodation in 3*hotel/B&B, chose in base of the availability. Photography excursion with professional photographer
Flight of the Eagle
Aquatrekking
• Adventure park
• Visit a real farm with tasting of local products

  • Pollino National Park
  • San Costantino Albanese San Costantino Albanese
  • San Costantino Albanese San Costantino Albanese
  • Flight of the Eagle Flight of the Eagle
  • AcquaTrekking AcquaTrekking
  • Viggianello Viggianello
  • Viggianello Viggianello