Area: 9.995 km² - Population: 597.768
The regional capital is Potenza
It borders with: Apulia, Calabria, Campania,
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Basilicata in the far south of Italy is one of the country's most undeveloped areas, and is still relatively isolated.
The area's cuisine reflects this by using almost exclusively local ingredients cooked simply but inventively, to produce delicious food that wastes nothing. Typical of this approach to food is the pezzanta salami that's unique to Basilicata, which combines various unfashionable varieties of pig offal flavoured with fennel, garlic and chilli.
For less adventurous palates, the soppressata sausage uses similar spicings but with more usual cuts of pork. Wheat is widely grown, and the breads of Matera are famed countrywide, as are the Basilicatan speciality taralli and lingue biscuits. Another wheat product worth trying is strascinati, which unusually for a pasta is enriched with pork fat in much the same way that northern pasta uses eggs.
The pasta is often served with a rich ragu of pork, lamb, or wild game from the Pollino Mountains. Peppers of all kinds feature strongly in Basilicata cooking, from sweet bell peppers to fiery chillis which are sun dried and crushed to make the hot flakes which are added to almost every dish.
There isn't a great deal of well known wine produced in Basilicata, although one variety that's made its way to a wider audience is the excellent Agliano del Vulture DOC, a full bodied and rich red produced on the fertile slopes of the extinct volcano Monte Vulture, and this is also available aged in oak barrels when it is then known as Canneto. Both are worth seeking out for any wine lover visiting Basilicata.
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Basilicata is a region in southern Italy. It is a good holiday spot for the whole family and also for honeymoons due to its beautiful tourist sites. Basilicata has a variety of places to visit hence one has the opportunity to make choices.
There are several National Parks to visit. The largest is the Polino National Park located between Basilicata and Calabria. It has both natural sites like the snow capped peaks and archaeological sites like the ancient forests. It has rare species of animals including otters, Apennine wolf and wild cats. Movement in the park is easy as one can use horses, bicycles or even walk hence making it easy for children to visit.
Another park in Basilicata is the National Park of Appennino Locano situated in Potenza province. It is the youngest park in Italy and it has a large human population, archaeological sites and religious destinations. It is also characterized by wolves, hiking places and nice restaurants.
Another park to visit is the Gallipoli Cognate Park located in the heart of Basilicata. It has a mountain range inside it and a variety of different sceneries hence attractive to mountain climbers. Basilicata has a rich history and art: its history can be shown in its beautiful rock churches, sculptured objects and paintings.
The UNESCO world heritage site is a big tourist attraction site displaying Italians culture and history. This region also displays a rich Italian culture which is an attraction to many visitors. This has also been modified by the other tribes invading the region such as Greeks, Spain and Arabs.
Basilicata has two major coastlines with a variety of beaches.
The Ionian coast has beaches which are fit for the whole family since they are sandy and shallow.
The Tyrrhenian coast has rocky beaches which are good for those seeking adventure. The variety of activities that take place in Basilicata include swimming, mountain climbing, skating, bike riding, hiking, sport fishing, boat riding, sand bathing and sailing.
Flight of the angel and flight of the eagle are two activities attracting many tourists in this region.
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