Ideas for your Basilicata food and wine tour

Tastings, cookery lessons, culinary tours, even tailor-made ones

Basilicata is not visited by chance: you choose this region to enjoy a unique experience, immersing yourself in places where silence, colours, scents and flavours take you away from the noise and stress of everyday life. The woods and forests that cover the mountains are dotted with small, picturesque villages up to 1000 metres above sea level, where the clean air, genuine Basilicata food and the beauty of nature combine with historical evidence to satisfy every desire for knowledge.

If you want to visit Basilicata and appreciate its uncontaminated nature, the area of the Monticchio Lakes is beautiful and still little explored. Matera, the city of the Sassi, is a unique and evocative place, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, along with its many cave churches. Matera is so unique that it has been chosen as the setting for several films, including Mel Gibson’s “The Passion”.

In Basilicata food means local products of peasant origin, skilfully used in dishes of ancient tradition. The protagonist of Lucanian gastronomy is durum wheat pasta, still made by hand using ancient tools, the Peperone di Senise PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), and Ferrandina olives, which are eaten dried and baked or in brine. If we are talking about Basilicata cuisine, this region also means a long history of bread, and it is interesting to witness its preparation if you are looking for a truly memorable Basilicata food tour. The Acerenza durum wheat bread, which keeps its fragrance for up to 15 days, and the Pane di Matera PGI are both prized. Travelling in Basilicata also means venturing on a food and wine tour to discover one of the most prestigious Italian red wines, Aglianico del Vulture. In Basilicata wine for wine connoisseurs!


 

Aglianico del Vulture

Get to know the history of Aglianico del Vulture wine
Basilicata
1 hour

Aglianico del Vulture and Basilicata foods

A fascinating journey through the history of Aglianico del Vulture
Basilicata
1.5 hours

Aglianico del Vulture at the historic winery

Explore a fascinating underground route in Rionero in Vulture. Take
Basilicata
1 hour

Aglianico del Vulture: journey through history

Come and visit our historic wine cellar in the picturesque
Basilicata
1.5 hours

Basilicata flavours

Enjoy a day dedicated to the villages and flavours of
Basilicata
2 days

Basilicata trip

Visit Basilicata in an authentic way among pistachios, art and
Basilicata
7 hours

Discover how Matera Bread is made!

Take part in an engaging workshop to learn the history
Basilicata
1.5 hours

Food & Wine Tour in the Sassi of Matera

Let yourself be guided to the discovery of Matera, between
Basilicata
3 hours

Food and Wine Tour to discover Barile!

Go on a fantastic food and wine tour to discover
Basilicata
3 hours

Food Tour in Puglia and Matera

Discover the Apulian countryside and its characteristic villages where the
Basilicata, Puglia
7 days

Holidays in Basilicata

Holidays in Basilicata dedicated to local flavours, sport and culture.
Basilicata
4 days

Pistachio, Basilicata excellence!

Discover the quality of Italian pistachios in Basilicata in San
Basilicata
3 hours