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One of the smallest regions in Italy but rich in history, traditions, tourism, cuisine and folklore. Let’s talk about Basilicata which in its small way truly enchants enchanted landscapes that make this reason a favorite destination for holidays, both in winter and in summer because the tourist offer is truly varied. In a very short time, in fact, it is possible to move from the peaks of the Pollino National Park to the white beaches and the turquoise sea of the Tyrrhenian and Ionian coast; and then again, for those who are passionate about history, a great variety of castles, churches, theaters and ancient buildings. And finally, but not least, the pride of this region, the European capital of culture, Matera that you really can’t miss. Add to this an excellent Golf Course 10 minutes from the crystal clear sea. What else?
- 1 THE GOLF COURSE
- 2 WHERE TO STAY IN BASILICATA
- 3 WHAT TO EAT IN BASILICATA
- 4 The Wines
- 5 YOUR FREE TIME IN BASILICATA
- 6 HOW TO REACH BASILICATA
- 7 THE TRAVEL INSURANCE
- 8 CALL TO ACTION
THE GOLF COURSE
Golf Club Metaponto
Some tips on golf courses:
To book the Tee Time, it is best to send an email to the secretary of the Golf Club you have chosen, asking for availability, obviously indicating the day and an indicative time. You can find the e-mail address by opening the Golf Club website from “Open website” and then searching for “contacts” or some Golf Clubs have the form to fill out to get the Tee Time. I think it’s better to send an email to the Secretariat. Opens Google Map at the point of the Golf Club. You can have the necessary information to reach the playing field or to know the distances for example from the Hotel you have chosen for the stay.
WHERE TO STAY IN BASILICATA
Basilicata offers a wide choice of hotels. Of all categories, villas, apartments and more. Below you can find what you need as always with the utmost freedom to choose based on your needs.
WHAT TO EAT IN BASILICATA
Have you finally discovered the existence of that small southern region nestled between Puglia, Campania, and Calabria? That region that meteorologists always forget to mention during the weather forecast? Have any friends and / or relatives told you about it and have you convinced yourself to organize your next Golf Experience in Basilicata? Well then it is good that it comes with clear ideas. Here are the 8 things to drink and eat that you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Basilicata.
Just as for the territorial aspect, also the gastronomic one, it is extremely interesting there are many typical Basilicata dishes that must be absolutely tasted. Basilicata or Lucania, if you like, is a region that boasts an extremely vast and varied basket of typical products thanks also to the geographical diversity that makes up its territory. Hills, sea and mountains combined with a purely agricultural economy (even today) have given rise over the centuries to various dishes and typical products of absolute quality.
- Peperoni Cruschi di Senise
It is a particular ecotype of Senise PGI sweet pepper (not spicy), which is dried in the sun and then just fried in plenty of oil, the temperature range makes it very crispy like a fried potato. Indescribably good taste, you almost won’t feel like eating a pepper.
- Pane di Matera
Similar to the better known Altamura bread, but not the same. The people of Matera say it is better and probably true. Obtained with only re-milled durum wheat semolina of local varieties of which 30% of Senatore Cappelli variety, natural mother yeast, water and salt. With a very particular shape defined as a “croissant”, it recalls the shape of the “Gravina materana”.
- Fagioli di Sarconi igp
Very special and colorful, there are about 20 different ecotypes. With a taste incomparable to the classic “counter” beans, those grown in Sarconi in the province of Potenza are also called “first water beans” because almost all do not require preventive soaking.
- Pezzente della Montagna Materana
In ancient times it was the sausage of the poor, today it is a slow food presidium. Produced with some slightly fatter parts of the pig, spiced with wild fennel seeds and fresh garlic, seasoned over 30 days.
- Caciocavallo Podolico
Nothing to do with any caciocavallo, the podolico is the king of southern cheeses, produced with 100% milk from podolic cows and then matured in a natural cave. Superlative cheese.
- Melanzana Rossa
Everyone who sees it believes it is a tomato or at most a friggitello. Small, orange and humpback just like a tomato for salads and yet it is a real typical Lucanian eggplant slightly spicy and with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.
- Crapiata Materana
Typical summer soup that was used to make in Matera to celebrate the harvest. Composed of a mix of beans, chickpeas, broad beans, lentils, peas, grass peas and wheat and completed by a new potato and cherry tomatoes. The meat of poor farmers.
- Fave e cicorie
A truly exceptional dish. Wild chicory accompanied by a fantastic fava bean puree to be enjoyed with excellent fresh Matera bread. The slightly bitter chicory goes perfectly with the sweetness of the bean puree. Healthy, rich and hearty lunch.
In ancient times, Basilicata was strongly affected by the Greek influence, as evidenced by the still widespread tree-breeding and the most cultivated vine, the aglianico, which absolutely identifies the oenology of this region. The most suitable areas are located on the Vulture hills, with volcanic soils and very high plant density, where it has found the ideal habitat to give juicy clusters used in the production of Aglianico del Vulture, one of the greatest Italian wines and the only DOCG of the region.
The particular alpine microclimate of this territory, with short summers, harsh and long winters, frequent frosts, and the international vines cultivated at about 600 m, give wines with a strong and well-structured character.
In 2009, wine production in Basilicata was 144,000 hl, but what is striking is the lowest national yield, with around 5 t/Ha.
Michelin Starred Restaurants
Vitantonio Lombardo Ristorante – Open website
Slow Food Taverns
- Locanda Pezzolla – Map link
- Osteria Gagliardi – Map link
- Restaurant Al Becco della Civetta – Map link
- Ristorante da Peppe – Map link
- La Mangiatoia Rotondella – Map link
- Luna Rossa Terranova Di Pollino – Map link
YOUR FREE TIME IN BASILICATA
Tours & Activities
Wine, Food, Cooking Class
HOW TO REACH BASILICATA
- Napoli Aeroporto Capodichino – About 160Km to Potenza
- Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla – About 70Km to Matera
What to do for your flight:
- Book your most comfortable flight
- Claim compensation for your flight delay or cancellation
- Relax at the airport waiting for your flight
- Choose a private flight
- Rent a car
- Choose a private transport from/to airport
If you use air flights always remember to check the size of the baggage on the airline’s website !!
THE TRAVEL INSURANCE
!! Absolutely fundamental, always any trip you make, below I point out two opportunities !!
CALL TO ACTION
Good! You have everything you need to organize your next Golf Experience in absolute freedom to choose when, where, how.
If you need help, you don’t understand how some reservations work, don’t hesitate to send us a simple email, we will try to solve your problem.
Golf Experience Trip Consulting
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