Basilicata also known as Lucania, is a region in the south of Italy
bordering on Campania
to the west,
(Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria
to the south,
having one short southwestern coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania
in the northwest and Calabria
in the southwest, and a longer one to the southeast
on the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea between Calabria in the southwest and Apulia in the northeast.
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 and is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera.
Basilicata brings you back on touch with nature, offer ancient villages, medieval castles, fascinating churches and one of the most striking Unesco site: the Sassi.
Basilicata's Notable Births
Basilicata's Notable Deaths