Basilicata, the instep of Italy’s boot, is best known for the stony town of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is mostly mountainous, save for two stretches of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Taranto.
Basilicata is also known as “Lucania,” a name that dates back to the time when this area was colonized by Greece.
Map of Basilicata
Basilicata is bordered by three regions: Campania, Puglia, and Calabria.