Holiday rentals Basilicata
Explore the Basilicata region - Italy holiday villas
Basilicata is a southern Italian region situated between the heel and toe of Italy. Just between Campania, Apulia and Calabria you will find this beautiful and mountainous region with plenty of wild countryside for you to explore on your family holidays. Just like anywhere else in Italy, we also have a mixed selection of Italian holiday homes, holiday villas and apartments in the Basilicata region. Although nature is most certainly the jewel in Basilicata’s crown, your self-catering holidays here can also be full of history, UNESCO heritage, active opportunities and amazing food.
Basilicata for nature lovers
Book your villa in Italy and witness Italian nature at its finest. Explore thrilling heights decked with lush vegetation in the Pollino mountain range, where the nature park beckons. Your holiday letting could be the key to discovering pristine flora and fauna, including impressive birds of prey and wild-growing herbs that influence local cooking. If your idea of a perfect self-catering holiday is pure relaxation, you can even enjoy the natural spas at Terme Lucane in the mountains. Basilicata also borders the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas, meaning if you rent a villa here, you can also spend your family holiday exploring the beautiful coastal areas of Basilicata.
Activities near your holiday homes Italy – Basilicata
With such a diverse, clean and beautiful terrain, it comes as no surprise that there is much to offer in terms of active and adventure holidays in this region of Italy. There are many sports to try, like canoeing, rafting, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, climbing and mountain bike riding. For those interested in burning calories whilst burning some cash, shopping is recommended in the town of Maratea, in the Tyrrhenian area in the province of Potenza. Of course, another bonus of holiday rentals in Italy is also simply being able to just relax by your private pool, on the beach or at a spa.
Culture in Basilicata
Basilicata is full of lovely things to do, including wonderful cultural opportunities that will make your self-catering holidays a truly special experience. Explore history dating back to the Palaeolithic age – from cave dwellings to modern galleries, from archaeological museums to international film festivals. Enjoy a pride in tradition and local customs, but also a string of modern events, performances and museums for you and your family to see. By renting a villa in Italy, you also have the chance to live like a local and engage with authentic culture on a day-to-day basis. Participate in community events, sample regional specialties and meet Basilicata’s residents!
Cuisine in the region
The gastronomic tradition of Basilicata offers aromatic but also simple and bold flavours, as per Italian culinary tradition. We recommend sampling the hard wheat pasta, slow roasted herby lamb dishes, like cazmarr (meatloaf) and cutturiddi (stew) whilst you rent your holiday villas in Italy. Basilicata also prizes vegetarian dishes made incorporating beautifully seasoned and roasted vegetables. Try Aubergine ‘alla Lucana’, calzone, lampaggioni salad and stewed ciamotta vegetables. Those with a sweet tooth can finish their meal with almond biscuits, almond toffee or a strong cup of coffee! Explore the cuisine in local restaurants, or be adventurous and try to recreate regional recipes in your holiday homes in Italy.
Family holidays in Basilicata
Basilicata is an excellent choice for parents and children of all ages taking family holidays in Europe. Italy in particular has plenty to do for infants, teenagers and grandparents alike. Basilicata is the perfect solution, where renting apartments in Rome or Venice may be too cramped or hectic for some, Basilicata offers Italian villas with plenty of space and local activities. Why not visit the Pollino Adventure Park for family fun on high ropes and canopies, or try a variety of activities on Lake Senise? Acquazzurra Water Park and the Flight of the Eagle zipwire experience is ideal for thrill-seekers, whilst Oasis Policoro Herakleia Nature Reserve is perfect for a relaxed exploration of the environment on holiday in Italy.
Italy - Where to book your holiday villas
One of the most beautiful cities in Basilicata is Matera, called the City of Stone, which has become a World Heritage Site thanks to the old city and the dense network of caves. Matera and Venosa are two of the region’s exciting towns that exude charm and cosy ambience. If you are wild about fortresses and medieval buildings, you certainly won’t get bored here whilst self-catering in Italy. In the Ionian coast seaside, the recommended resorts are Metaponto and Policoro, while on the Tyrrhenian coast is Maratea, in the Gulf of Policastro, offering rich seabed with many and varied types of wildlife. The choice is entirely yours as NOVASOL have a wide range of holiday homes across this beautiful region.
With NOVASOL you can book lovely holiday rentals in Italy in many regions, for example in the idyllic and rustic paradise that is Basilicata. NOVASOL has nealy 50 years’ experience in holiday rentals, so you can safely put your next self-catering holiday in our hands. We look forward to accommodating you, your family and friends in our exciting villas and apartments in Italy. Enjoy everything from local architecture, cuisine, events and scenery from your private villa with swimming pool in Basilicata.