The region of Basilicata is mostly known for its showstopping highlight Matera—and rightfully so—but it has so much more to offer the traveller willing to get off the beaten path. Enjoy other-worldly towns cut into jagged karstic peaks, likely the best legumes of your life, very few tourists, and a Rio de Janeiro-like Christ the Redeemer statue in this southern region.

What to eat?

Any dish seasoned with peperoni cruschi, dried and fried sweet red peppers particular to the region

What to see?

The other-worldly town of Castelmezzano

What to do?

Drive up the vertiginous, winding road to Maratea’s enormous Christ statue

Bocconcini-Sized Tales

My husband said he’d hop on a plane just to eat this one Lagonegro agriturismo’s beans—and this dude’s a carnivore.

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