Varied and undiscovered, Basilicata will give you a window into the past that leads to a door into the future

Go for this: Explore Matera’s UNESCO World Heritage city (“sassi”), a city built into the cliffs
But try this: Hiking down to the Crypt of Original Sin, and then on to Metaponto on the coast to visit the Greek ruins
Favorite hotels: Palazzo Margherita (Bernalda), Albergo Sextantio (Matera)
Favorite guest experience: Selecting the flour to be made into dough for your pizza at one of Matera’s most popular pizzerie
Foods: Pupazzella, calzone di verdura, mostacciolo
Wine: Aglianico del Vulture
Best time to visit: April-September