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The new page "Tales from Basilicata" is online

The section Experiences of our site is enriched with "Tales from Basilicata".

Feel free to browse and free download brochures, booklets, guides and other publications about the Region, kindly provided by APT Basilicata.

While inviting you to visit the new page, we wish you to enjoy the trip and to have a nice discovery of our fascinating and beautiful Lucania!

Matera is the European Capital of Culture 2019

The long-awaited good news came yesterday afternoon: Matera has been elected European Capital of Culture 2019! The announcement by the Minister of Culture Franceschini beside Steve Green, chairman of the jury selection, was welcomed by the roar and enthusiasm of all the representatives of the town in Rome. Matera presepeThe lucanian town won (with 7 votes out of 13) the competition in Italy with cities like Lecce, Cagliari, Perugia-Assisi, Siena and Ravenna, which will be capitals of Italian culture anyway.
There have been several evaluation criteria for the choice of the Città dei Sassi: one above all is the participation of citizens. Other strategic axes of the Matera2019 program are the DEA, the Demoethnoanthropological Museum, which ambition is to offer visitors a unique experience of the “Sassi”, in order to know the rock civilization and the history of the relationship between man and the environment in a singular ecosystem as the Sassi are; another focus point is  the Open Design School, a school of European design that will focus the greater investments on the human resources rather than infrastructures.

According to a study realized with the European Parliament in 2013, when, on one hand, the effects in terms of urban planning are variable, on the other hand the repercussions of the tourism for the less known points of interests are particularly relevant. Also for this reason, the emotion and tears of the regional President Pittella are hiding all excitment of the moment, as well as the sincere abandon of the mayor Adduce, as Chairman of the Committee Matera2019. 

It was certainly a long and challenging path, which saw the culmination of a project that is a source of hope for the future. Matera won together with the whole Basilicata and all the lucanian people. It’s now the moment to work together to make this dream true of development for the entire Region!

Photo: Basilicata Turistica

 

The Workshop of BTR 2014

The Resort Pace Sports Village has had the pleasure of hosting, this year as well, the final day of the Buy Rural Tourism 2014.workshop - Panoramica

Sunday September the 21st, about thirty buyers and tour operators, both Italian and international (in particular from the United States, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Lebanon), have met several touristic operators and lucanian and interregional hoteliers, during the Workshop.
This year, the Buy Rural Tourism was even more targeted to buyers specialized in the areas of Wine Tourism, Equestrian Tourism and Touring Travels that took several moments to appreciate the green and varied landscapes of Basilicata in its authenticity and uniqueness. For this reason, in the Resort, it was also organized a "cooking lesson" during the day of Saturday, in order to allow all the people to try to make some lucanian recipes with their own hands, while, on the other hand, remembering Basilicata once returned home.