Basilicata
Destination
4 days
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
1+
People

Holidays in Basilicata

Holidays in Basilicata dedicated to local flavours, sport and culture. Visit the best producers of food specialities. Discover enchanting towns such as Matera or small villages in the Lucanian Dolomites and stay directly on an organic farm.


What you’ll do

  • Walk among pistachio trees and taste organic pistachios
  • Have lunch at the farm to taste traditional Lucanian dishes
  • Visit renowned local farms and taste food specialities such as truffles, snails and cheeses
  • Visit the ancient medieval village of San Mauro Forte in the province of Matera
  • Enjoy a relaxing dinner at the restaurant on the first day
  • Stay 4 nights in an organic farm

Price per person: € 480


Ready to go?

Ask availability


What to expect

Start your holiday in Basilicata with a visit to our organic farm. We will show you where our Lucanian pistachio grows. We will reach the pistachio plantation with the farm’s 4×4 vehicles and take a short walk through the pistachio trees. On our return from the countryside, we will taste some pistachio specialities.

We will continue the first day of your holidays in Basilicata with a lunch at a farm to taste some traditional dishes. We will then visit some local farms that produce other tasty local specialities such as truffles, snails and cheeses.

Not only food and wine! Holidays in Basilicata are also dedicated to art and culture. You will have the opportunity to visit, on your own or with a tourist guide, the ancient medieval village of San Mauro Forte with its baronial palaces, medieval churches, Norman tower, wine museum and Palazzo Arcieri Bitonti.

From day two you can continue your holidays in Basilicata by visiting: Matera, the Lucanian Dolomites and Craco, the ghost town where Mel Gibson filmed “The Passion”. If you are wondering what to see in the Lucanian Dolomites, the enchanting villages of Pietrapetrosa and Castelmezzano are definitely worth a visit!

The Holidays in Basilicata experience includes dinner at the restaurant on the first day and a four-night stay in our own holiday home, located on the farm, with a double bed, two single beds, bathroom and kitchenette. A truly authentic location for your holidays in Basilicata!

Where San Mauro Forte, Matera – 40 min from Matera, 70 min from Bari
When From the 1st of April to the 31st of October – duration 4 days
Start time Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Language Italian, English and German
Important information
  • It is possible to customise your holidays with professional guide and shuttle service from Bari airport.
What’s included
Tour among the trees Farm tour
Pistachio tasting Lunch
Local farms tour & tasting Cultural itinerary
Dinner Farm stay – 4 nights
What’s not included
Admission to museums and places of interest

Price per person: € 480

Italia Delight allows you to book tailor-made food and wine experiences and foodie holidays with top Italian Food Experts.


The Food Expert: 

Driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees. Our farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio. We are waiting for you for a seaside holiday in Basilicata and beyond!


Cancellation policy: all bookings can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

1

Day 1

We will begin the experience with a tour in the farm: we will reach with off-road vehicles the plantation and we will take a short walk in the plantation. Trekking enthusiasts can request to reach the plantation through a path among ancient sheep tracks immersed in the Lucanian countryside (5 km one way or 10 km round trip). We will taste our pistachio specialities. We will have lunch in the farm and, afterwards, we will visit some local farms and places of interest.
2

Day 2

You will be able to visit, independently or with a guide, Matera, the city included among UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993 and 2019 European Capital of Culture.
3

Day 3

The small Lucanian Dolomites with the villages of Pietrapetrosa and Castelmezzano. If you like sports holidays, do not miss the Angel Flight: above the Lucanian Dolomites, a steel cable suspended between the peaks of two villages, Castelmezzano and Pietrapetrosa, allows you to enjoy a unique experience, trying for a few minutes the exhilaration of flying.
4

Day 4

Craco, the ghost town where Mel Gibson shot the film “The Passion“.

Driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees.

To these first trees of the Aeginis variety, one of the best pistachios in the world, we have added over the years two famous varieties: the Kerman and the Neapolitan variety, which is the same grown in Bronte. Currently we take care of about 4,000 trees on an area of ​​almost 16 hectares and the farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio.

Today our farm grows precious pistachio in a plantation among the hills of Basilicata, in San Mauro Forte in the province of Matera: a village rich in history with 32 baronial palaces, medieval churches, the Norman tower with a multimedia museum and a museum of rural life.

In the area you can visit Matera, famous for its “Sassi” – stone houses carved out of caves and cliffs –, Craco, the ghost town where Mel Gibson shot the film “The Passion” and the small Lucanian Dolomites, where you can admire two of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Pietrapetrosa and Castelmezzano.

Review

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Review

Rating