-Matera- Matera offers one of the most fascinating sites in Italy: The Sassi. Labyrinths of houses built into the rock, it is a place inhabited from time immemorial. With its numerous grottoes it was the ideal place for the prehistoric man. As time went by, canals to bring water into the grottoes were dug, dwellings and churches were built in the rock and on their roof, roads and other houses, making of The Sassi a town carved into the rock. Find out more of The Sassi of Matera....
(photos of The Sassi of Matera)
-Potenza- Capital of region, Potenza with its 819 mt. altitude, is the highest regional capital of Italy. Its old part, preserves a number of churches of great interest, some of them heavily damaged by a disastrous earthquake in 1980, were restored. Notable are The Duomo of San Gerardo (the Cathedral) built in the 12th cent. and heavily renovated in the 18th cent., the Church of San Francesco, built in 1274, the Romanesque church of San Michele (11th-12th centuries), and Palazzo Loffredo, a 17th century noble residence.
-Maratea- Major seaside resort, it's located on the Tyrrhenian coastline.