Ideas and itineraries to discover Basilicata



The Lucane Dolomites, where once only eagles dared

Not far from Potenza, towards Matera, the gently rolling hills of Basilicata are suddenly interrupted by the peaks of the “Lucane Dolomites” which have been given imposing names such as: the anvil, the great mother, the owl, golden eagle. Looking at the sky it is easy to see birds of prey circling, in fact in the most inaccessible ravines species such as peregrine falcons, red kites and kestrels all build their nests.

Perched on the slopes of the “Lucane Dolomites” there are two really pretty villages which are worth a visit: Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano.

Castelmezzano


 Distance

Pietrapertosa - Castelmezzano Km 11

Tips

for those who love nature, the thrill and the life of the villages

When

April to the end of October



FIRST STAGE: PIETRAPERTOSA

Pietrapertosa, castello

What to see in Pietrapertosa

Certainly the remains of the Castle, which offers a breathtaking view, and the district of Saracen origin, called Arabat, characterized by narrow streets, dead ends and detached houses. Also worth a visit is the Church dedicated to St. James of the 15th century.

Time to visit

Two / Three hours


SECOND STAGE: CASTELMEZZANO

CASTELMEZZANO

What to see in Castelmezzano

Arriving in Castelmezzano is an unforgettable experience. A tunnel carved into the rock will lead you to the village that appears to be cradled by the surrounding peaks of the “Lucane Dolomites”.

Castelmezzano is part of the “100 most beautiful villages in Italy” and wandering through its streets is easy to understand why: houses built against the bare rock, narrow alleys, steep stairs carved into the rock. The center of life of the village is Piazza Caizzo headquarters of the Church of Santa Maria Olmo with its majestic Romanesque facade, clad in local stone.

Time to visit

One hour / hour and a half 


THIRD STAGE: THE FLIGHT OF THE ANGEL

PIETRAPERTOSA, FLIGHT OF THE ANGEL

Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa are linked from the main road (SP13) but for the more adventurous there is a way of reaching them by flying. We're not kidding!!

Tied securely to a steel cable, you can experience the thrill of flight and enjoy an exceptional birds eye view. The descent can be done even in pairs. This is the Angel Flight.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE READ OUR PAGE ABOUT PIETRAPERTOSA AND CASTELMEZZANO!

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