Cross the Basilicata, on foot and from coast to coast, is not just a movie! Walkers experts and enthusiasts can touch the gentle curves of a land surrounded by beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views. In the footsteps of Rocco Papaleo in “Basilicata coast to coast”, you will replicate the experience of a journey-adventure starting from Maratea, visiting the old town, and then settle in one of the cozy cafes of the delightful square. Among ascents and descents, here Lauria, birthplace of Rocco Papaleo, and then straight up to Moliterno, land of the pecorino cheese “Canestrato”. Fondling Sarconi, known for the “Festival of beans”, Montemurro land of the poet-engineer Leonardo Sinisgalli and Grumento Nova, the little “Pompeii of Basilicata”, you get to Tramutola. Land of beautiful women and not far from Viggiano, Basilicata religious symbol for worship in honor of the Black Madonna, patron of the region. Lapped the municipalities of Armento, Gallicchio and Missanello, emerges Aliano, where the remains of Carlo Levi, who here drew inspiration for his masterpiece “Christ stopped at Eboli”. For nature lovers, the route may turn to the Pollino National Park, the largest protected area in Italy and the cradle of the pine Lorica. As they venture in the green of the park, you will reach St. Constantine Albanian, Arbëreshë pretty common. If fatigue does not win the curiosity to find out, it goes up towards Valsinni, village of the poet Isabella Morra and home of the “Literary Park” that traces the life and works. Literature may be the leitmotif of this itinerary leading up to Tursi, the country dialect poet Albino Pierro, where, by Rabatana, the oldest part of the city, it spreads Arabic atmosphere. Next stop: Cracow, the “ghost town” where Mel Gibson in “The Passion,” has set the scene of the hanging of Judas. After Montalbano, here Scanzano Ionic. Council: a dip in the waters of the Ionian Sea and relax on the golden sands. The effort will be but a distant memory!
Author: www. basilicataturistica.it
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