7 days in Province of Bari & Basilicata Itinerary

7 days in Province of Bari & Basilicata Itinerary

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— 2 nights
San Fele
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Bari — 2 nights

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Venture out of the city with trips to Polignano a Mare (Speed Boats Tours, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, &more), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Alberobello (Trullo Sovrano & I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and steep yourself in history at Piazza dell'Odegitria.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bari driving holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bari is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, Bari is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Fele.
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San Fele — 1 night

San Fele is a town and comune in the province of Potenza in the Basilicata region of Italy.GeographyIt is bounded by the comuni of Atella, Bella, Castelgrande, Filiano, Muro Lucano, Rapone and Ruvo del Monte.HistoryIn 969 AD, emperor Otto I ordered that a fortress be built in this area to protect against Byzantine incursions. You've now added Cascate di San Fele to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Maria di Pierno, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate di San Fele.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Fele trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bari to San Fele takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bari in September; daily highs in San Fele reach 20°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matera.
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Matera — 3 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Matera is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, and Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Matera day trip website.

You can drive from San Fele to Matera in 2 hours. Traveling from San Fele in September, expect nights in Matera to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Province of Bari travel guide

Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Bari is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari and of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples, a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas. The city itself has a population of about 326,799, over 116km2, while the urban area has 700,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area has 1.3 million inhabitants.Bari is made up of four different urban sections. To the north is the closely built old town on the peninsula between two modern harbours, with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035–1171) and the Hohenstaufen Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. To the south is the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, which is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district (the via Sparano and via Argiro).Modern residential zones surrounding the centre of Bari were built during the 1960s and 1970s replacing the old suburbs that had developed along roads splaying outwards from gates in the city walls. In addition, the outer suburbs developed rapidly during the 1990s. The city has a redeveloped airport named after Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła Airport, with connections to several European cities.


Basilicata travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Basilicata, the most mountainous region in the south of Italy, boasts two separate coastlines and numerous places to visit, including secluded beaches and medieval hilltop towns. Over the centuries, the Greeks, French, Spanish, and Arabs invaded Basilicata. Each of these cultures left a deep mark on the area's culture and traditions, most visible in the region's Byzantine rock churches and fortified towns--as well as the numerous festivals throughout the year. Basilicata is known for combining a few local ingredients into delicate dishes. Make sure your itinerary includes exploring the region's small towns, where locals create several types of wheat pasta and offer a wide range of vegetable specialties.