This delightful HOLIDAY HOME is an open-space (4/5 people) with enclosed garden, covered patio & private entrance on the ground floor of a semi-detached villa in the heart of Southern Italy.
The private garden (with outdoor furniture) is ideal for al fresco dining or sunbathing.
This house, full of charm and welcoming, is furnished in old Italian style yet modern facilities and barbecue.
Perfect for a romantic get-away, relaxing break or a family adventure holiday in every season.
NEW: direct connection by bus from Capodichino Airport (NAPLES) to POTENZA city where the house is located (with no stops).
If you need LAPTOP we can supply one for you FREE of charge!
At arrival WELCOME PACK with typical southern Italy products awaits our guests!
In particular it contains pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella & ricotta cheese, wine…and you will also find a little amount of coffee, sugar, salt ...., shower soap, toilet paper, detergent… for starting easy!
This accommodation is located in the inner suburbs of Potenza town (Basilicata region) in a complex of a lovely houses surrounded by the country; supermarket & shops 10 min on foot; 10-15 mins far from the old centre by car or 30 mins by escalators.
It is the ideal location year-round, for children as well, to spent your free time in activities such as swimming, riding bikes or horses, hiking, skiing after fantastic tour in the area.
During spring time and summer you can relax in the hammock while you're sipping an Italian wine shrouded in a scent of roses & honeysuckle.
In winter it is wonderful relaxing near a wood burning fire.
SEE following (or ask us) for some touristic informations and main events.
- Some details about origins & mores in POTENZA.
Potenza, a modern city in Southern Italy, was built on a hill more than 800 metres a.s.l.
It was inhabited till the IV century B.C probably after destruction of the close village of Serra di Vaglio, whose ruins are still visible. Under the Roman domination it was an important municipality as showed by S.Vito’s Bridge and the Roman villa (nearby accommodation) .
The archaeological sites dating back to the native Lucanians to the Greek colonisation of southern Italy and the later Roman cities. METAPONTO, by the Ionion coast, is close to the ruins of the Greek city of Metapontum. More ruins can be visited at VENOSA and GRUMENTO.
- Places within walking distance: biking and walking on dedicated path (Parcomondo near house) or in rural zone around villa; tennis courts; shops, bars, supermarkets, restaurants, churches.
-SOME PLACES WITHIN 30 MINS DRIVING from PZ, Basilicata:
•PANTANO LAKE Area of Pignola (15' away) has WWF reserve area, a beautiful Air Base with flying school for flying ultra light planes, renting bike and roller blades, skating rinks,indoor&outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and good restaurants
•RIFREDDO(20') boasts wonderful woods
•LAGOPESOLE CASTLE (25’) was the hunting reserve of Frederick II. In summer is a set of music concerts & folk shows
•BRINDISI DI MONTAGNA and GRANCIA FOREST (25')- Park “La Grancia” in a wonderful natural scenery below an ancient castle a path, crosses the forest, leads to a wide amphitheatre where, in summertime every August, a show represents the story of the farmers’ raising in Basilicata, known as ‘Brigantaggio’. The spectacular special effects, are extremely thrilling
•The old town of CAMPOMAGGIORE (30’) is the set of aerial show dance every August.
- Some places more than 40min drive from Potenza: -Province of Potenza
•PIETRAPERTOSA e CASTELMEZZANO(40 min) dramatically-situated villages high (Lucanian Dolomites).You can try FLYGHT OF THE ANGEL, UNIQUE in ITALY, by a mile-long metal cable suspended between two peaks across the valley (SEE YOU TUBE) usually from last weekend of April to mid September. NEW from 2013: you can 'FLYGHT' TOGETHER another person for maximum 150kg total weight!
•ACERENZA is one of the “I borghi più belli d’Italia” (i.e. The one among beautiful medieval villages in Italy) and has got a majestic cathedral. Here takes place an historical parade of medieval knights on 11th, 12th August
•MELFI: an ancient town with an imposing Frederick II's Castle containing an archaeological museum; on the occasion of Pentecost in May ( 18th, 19th May 2013) takes place “La festa dello Spirito Santo” (The feast of the Holy Spirit) and in October (26-27 Ott 2013) an International Conference of Falconry
•VENOSA, native land of Latin poet Horatius, with the suggestive Abbey of the SS. Trinità never finished and the Archaeological Park
•MONTICCHIO LAKES placed in the centre of ancient volcanoes’ double crater of Vulture Mount
•MARATEA with steep slopes to the blue sea and a gargantuan statue of Christ and RIVELLO hill-town
•On the Basilicata IONIAN COASTS: beaches of the finest sand and extensive green pine forests.
•The POLLINO NATIONAL PARK, the greatest Italian protected park
•PERTUSILLO’s LAKE and DAM and SPINOSO village upper the lake
On Campania region border
•PERTOSA CAVES with DANTE's INFERNO show & Certosa Palace
- - - - - - -SOME EVENTS & FESTIVALS- - - - -
Every 14 February: Saint's Valentine's nights in Abriola 45 mins away.
CARNIVAL events in Satriano di Lucania (20mins away), Tricarico, Lavello,…
The HOLY WEEK is marked by Sacred Performance sometimes every year for centuries, in POTENZA and in villages at the foot of Mount Vulture:
- Atella: Via Crucis Costumed Parade (Thursday before Easter).
- Barile, Maschito & Venosa: Via Crucis Pageant (Good Friday).
- Rionero in Vulture: Via Crucis Pageant (Saturday before Easter).
29th May – the TURK'S PARADE during Saint’s day patron feast in POTENZA.
The BASILICATA'S ARBOREAL CERIMONIES are from May to September. An archaic hymn to the fertility of the soil and life through the “matrimonio dell’albero” (marriage of a tree) between the top and the trunk of a tree.
2nd July – La Madonna della Bruna a MATERA (1 hour away), a great Madonna’s Procession
- Summer show (until the end of September; the plenty of shows is August) in Lagopesole Castle, old town of Campomaggiore, La Grancia Forest,.....
During August month take place some historical parade of medieval knights in Acerenza ( 11th, 12th), Banzi (17th), Forenza (16th) - every year- Muro Lucano (9th, 10st 2014).
From May to September (3rd Sunday of the month) OLD MARKET things of the past in the downtown of POTENZA.
In AUGUST nearby there are the following EVENTS
1-3 (2014) aug• The great taste’s path in Vaglio di Basilicata (just 15 mins far)
9-10 • Festival of Canestrato of Moliterno
10-11 • The Days of Senise peppers - Senise
12-14 • Festival of the White and Red - Rotonda
12-15 • The Open Wine Cellars of Sant'Angelo Le Fratte
• 18-19 Festival of Bean - Sarconi
29-31 (2014) • Feast of the Codfish and Typical Products - Avigliano
24-25 • Exhibition of Lucanian honey - Ripacandida
30/8-1/9 • Festival of Pecorino di Filiano
• Cantinando Art in Wine - Barile
• Porklandia - Picerno
HISTORICAL PAGEANTS :
5-6 aug • The Retnes of Maschito
10 • On the trail of the Arabs - Pietrapertosa
9-10 (2014) • Procession on the life of Joan of Anjou and Joust of the Rings - Muro Lucano
11-12 • From the Lombards and the Normans history of a cathedral - Acerenza
12 • At the court of Frederick - Lagopesole
14 • The Conspiracy of the Barons - Miglionico
16 • The legend of the Knights Templar,Ugo of the Pagans and the Challenge of Myth A.D. 1118 - Forenza
17 • The Ride of the Normans - Banzi
17-18 • One day of August, the coming of Pope Urban II - Banzi• Walks sentimental in Isabella Morra places - Valsinni
4 • The artwork of Plastic Avigliano
10-11 • The Palio di Sasso di Castalda
31 • Fires on Basento - POTENZA
• Wonders of sand on the Ionian coast
• Museum of Madness - Matera
MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE TREES:
10, 11, 12 aug • The May issue of Oliveto Lucano
23, 24, 25 • The a 'Pitu and the Rock of Viggianello Old Town
FESTIVAL (august 2013):
2, 3, 4 aug• Naturarte - Gallipoli Park BrotherInLaw
9, 10, 11 • Naturarte - Pollino National Park
23, 24, 25 • Naturarte - Murgia Park
30.31 / 8-1/09 • Naturarte - Gallipoli Park BrotherInLaw
• Theatre in the summer in the large Archaeological Parks
• The Festival of Two Parks
• 10-13 aug Lucania Film Festival - Pisticci
• 16-18 Metaponto Beach Festival
• Gezziamoci to Tito
• Volcanic Live Festival Rionero in Vulture and Monticchio Lakes
• Lucania Etnofolk - Satriano di Lucania
• Press Harp at Viggiano
• Ethno Roots Festival contest
• Roots Festival
BIG ATTRACTORS ON STAGE:
• The Park and the GRANCIA - the Cinespettacolo La Storia Bandita Brindisi di Montagna
• The city of Utopia at Old Campomaggiore
• The World of Frederick II Castle of Lagopesole
• The Flight of the Angel at the Lucanian Dolomite (Pietrapertosa & castelmezzano)
• 1 aug- 30 sept : The Flight of the Eagle on the Pollino - San Constantino Albanese (NEW)
On September (some time on October) enjoy the AGLIANICA WINE FESTIVAL in beautiful Lucanian Castle (it changes every year) in Potenza Province.
CHESTNUT Festivals in Rapolla, Melfi, Rionero, Pietrapertosa.
Enjoy typical southern italian cribbs during CHRISTMAS time in Potenza and in a lot of village of Basilicata region!
8-24th dec • The Christmas markets
8th dec - 8th january• Travelling between the cribs in POTENZA’S Escalators
• The Lucanian cribbs in ANZI (where you can also see the OBSERVATORY-30 mins away), GRASSANO,
• Nativity in the Sassi of MATERA
The owner will be glad to help you planning your tours!