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In Basilicata we recommend the following car rental offers

from 43 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
7 Days from 22.07 - 29.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 44 $ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Lancia Ypsilon
7 Days from 22.07 - 29.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 48 $ per day
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Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
7 Days from 22.07 - 29.07.2024
Example vehicle

Often overlooked for the more tourist-packed regions of Italy, Basilicata boasts a unique mix of culture, nature, and history that is encapsulated in its picturesque towns, majestic mountains, and crystal-clear coastlines. The region offers a diverse culinary scene with locally grown products and exceptional wines. The charm of Basilicata lies in its simplicity and stunning natural beauty.

Cities to Explore

Matera

Matera, the crown jewel of Basilicata, is revered for its sassi districts - a stunning labyrinth of cave dwellings, churches and monasteries carved out of the hillside. Matera also played host to the 2019 European Capital of Culture, a testimony to its rich cultural heritage.

Potenza

The capital city Potenza, nestled in the mountains, is the perfect place for those seeking a mix of art, history, and beautiful panoramic views. The city's Roman origin still reflects in its archaeological sites, ancient ruins, and historical architecture. Visit the National Archaeological Museum for a glimpse into Basilicata's past.

Traveling Through Basilicata

Car Classes and Recommendations

Exploring Basilicata with a car allows you to reach off-the-beaten-path destinations and enjoy the scenic drives along the gorgeous landscapes. Compact and economy class cars are perfect for maneuvering through the narrow, winding streets of Basilicata's hill towns. On the other hand, an SUV or a minivan is ideal for families or larger groups requiring more space and comfort.

Driving Routes

One of the best routes to tour Basilicata is the Ionian Highway. This coastal route offers breathtaking coastal views, charming beach spots, and access to unspoiled nature parks. Another must-drive route is the road linking Potenza and Matera, laden with captivating mountain landscapes and intriguing historical sites.

Traffic Rules and Speed Limits

Like in many parts of Italy, the maximum speed limit in Basilicata’s urban areas is 50 km/h, 90 km/h on secondary roads, and 130 km/h on highways. Do remember that driving is on the right-hand side of the road. Seat belts are mandatory, and use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited unless you have a hands-free device.

Natural Attractions

beaches

The Basilicata region is blessed with spectacular beaches along its Ionian Coast. Marconia, Policoro, and Metaponto are just a few that offer sun-kissed sands and inviting turquoise waters - an ideal escape for sun-lovers and water sport enthusiasts.

landscape

From verdant hills to rugged mountains, rolling countryside to azure coasts, Basilicata astounds with its diverse landscapes. The Lucanian Dolomites and the Pollino National Park are captivating destinations for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

The Culture and People of Basilicata

The people of Basilicata, known as Lucani, are as warm and inviting as the landscapes they inhabit. Renowned for their hospitable nature, the locals take immense pride in their traditions, folklore, and local festivals, such as the Festa della Bruna in Matera or the Carnevale in Tricarico.

Climate and Travel Season

With a Mediterranean climate, Basilicata enjoys mild winters and warm, dry summers. The best time to visit is between April and October when temperatures are pleasant, and the region's lush landscapes and scenic beauty are at their peak.

Currency and Expenses

The official currency of Italy, including Basilicata, is the Euro (€). While credit and debit cards are widely accepted, it’s advisable to carry some cash, particularly when visiting smaller towns and local markets.

We hope that this guide helps you discover the splendid beauty of Basilicata with your rental car. Plan your journey, soak in the experiences, and make memories. Happy travels!

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