Slow Foot Slow Food Basilicata is a travel at leisure through the small villages of the Lucanian hills and mountains in search of flavours from times gone by. Workshops, tastings, cookery courses... at leisure, with taste!
Basilicata lies in the heart of Southern Italy, and is a compulsory thoroughfare for all of your itineraries.
Day 1 - 3 hours walk
Arrival in Matera and accommodation in a hotel. Light lunch with tasting of local cheeses and salami from the mountains of Matera. Afternoon visit to the Sassi: from the Baroque to the Neolithic Period (duration 3 hours). Dinner in a typical restaurant in the Sassi. Overnight stay.
Day 2 - Bread from Matera - 5 km/3 hours walk
Bread workshop in the morning, in an old wood-burning bakery, where the traditional bread from Matera is made. A short walk on the Murgia plateau in search of the archaeological treasures of the Rock Church Park. Lunch on a farm surrounded by golden hills. A walk on the hills and return to Matera. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.
Day 3 - Venosa and the Aglianico Wine - 4 km/4 hours walk
Journey to Venosa (75 min.), an old Roman town where the Latin poet Horatio (Carpe Diem) was born. Tour of the town and wine tasting in a cellar. Light lunch and journey to Trivigno, accommodation in an agritourism in the mountains (at a height of 1000 metres) where you can go for walks surrounded by the green prairies of the Southern Apennine, with a wonderful view of the Lucanian Dolomites. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 - Bandit Menu (cookery course) - 4 km/4 hours walk
After breakfast transfer to Pietrapertosa and walk in the Lucanian Dolomites. Back to Trivigno in the afternoon for the cookery course with the Bandit Menu, which allows you to discover the traditional tastes of cooking in Lucania in 1870. Have lunch with the Bandits!!! Dinner and overnight stay.
Day - Breakfast and end of services
Slow Foot, Slow Food constitutes the basis for longer tours. Extend your visit to Apulia, the Amalfi Coast or even in Basilicata, walking through the National Pollino Park discovering its great culinary tradition.
4 days walking on hilly and mountainous courses; stages to be done in 2 – 4 hours within the day. T
errain: flat and hilly.
Climate: pleasant in spring and fall
Accommodations: 2 nights in cave hotels in Matera, 2 nights on a holiday farm in the mountains. Meals: all breakfasts, 3 light lunches and 3 dinners
Closest airport: Bari (54 km. from Matera)
Suggested departures: All year round
5 Days and 4 Nights
4 nights in double rooms
All transfers and excursions
3 light lunches and 3 dinners