Stay in a very comfortable accommodation in the southern italy hill town of san fele. In the province of potenza, the area is also known by its historical name -- lucania.
This picturesque town is in mountains, half-way between naples and pompei (90 miles/145km to the west), and to bari and the unesco world heritage site of matera (90 miles/145km to the east).
The elevation is 864 meters (2835 feel) above sea level.
Despite the appearance of being of another time, the town boasts all modern conveniences -- bank/atm, gasoline station, pharmacy, and bars and restaurants serving simple delicious meals with ever-changing seasonal ingredients.
The apartment itself is on the top floor of a 3-story 18th century structure. It affords an unobstructed view of the vitalba valley and the magnificent monte vulture, whose volcanic soil is the home to its noble wine -- the aglianico del vulture.The apartment features a full kitchen. Sunrises and sunsets are remarkable.
On the outskirts of town is 'u uattenniere' -- a hiking trail with waterfalls and swimming holes.
Nearby are the lakes of monticchio, the castles of lagopesole and melfi, and the provincial capital city of potenza.