Basilicata (Italy) Meta is still not frequented by traditional tourism, is rather cozy and full of attractions.

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The only region in Italy two names - Basilicata, however, is the officially recognized one - is a land where the history of nature and man have left important traces from the time when the land emerged from the sea.

Formerly known as Lucania, from "Lucus" Latin because forested land or because Liky populated by ancient people coming from, or because the land reached by a warlike people who followed the light of the sun, formerly "luc" was called Basilicata for the first time in a document dating from 1175, resulting probably from the name "Basiliskos" Byzantine administrator.
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Basilicata, where people still prefer to be referred as Lucani rather than Basilisks or Basilicatesi, was for many years a land which seemed to concentrate all the great problems of southern Italy.

Washed by two seas, the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the southeast to the southwest, in mountainous with peaks over 2000 m, east hilly and flat for a short distance to the southeast, the Basilicata offers travelers offering the charm the discovery of its natural beauty, prehistory and history, traditions that in some areas have retained ancestral memories of the origins of man, of a simple and authentic cuisine from the marked Mediterranean character.

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Maria Susana Diaz

I like nature, cooking and photography. In my travels between Argentina and Italy I prefer witness through photography environment, natural and gastronomic riches.

1 comment:

  1. It was my first day back in Metaponto in a decade, and I was anxious. As my train from Rome pulled into the station, after a six-hour descent past Vesuvius, the craggy Lucanian Dolomites, olive groves and pebbly streams, and finally the small hill towns and low, pale mountains (calanchi) of the Basilicata region, I wondered what had changed in this place since my last visit. My family was from this area originally, four generations back, and I had come here twice before to do genealogical research. But it had been a while.