Discover the past and immerse yourself in the history of Basilicata with this guided tour of Venosa, Melfi, and Lagopesole. Embark on a journey to the most important and evocative places that have made this land a destination for Emperors and the setting for great adventures. Begin in Venosa, where you will explore the city's archaeological area and the magnificent Abbey of the Holy Trinity. Continue to Melfi, a city filled with cultural treasures such as the Cathedral and the Castle of Frederick II. Finally, visit Lagopesole, known for its Swabian past and the majestic castle that stands as a testament to the surrounding area. With a total duration of 360 minutes, this tour will transport you back in time and leave you with lasting memories of this incredible region.
Guided tour of Venosa's archaeological area
Visit the Abbey of the Holy Trinity
Explore the cultural treasures of Melfi
Discover the Castle of Frederick II
Experience the Swabian past in Lagopesole
Guided tour of the three villages
Dedicated guide for the whole day
Food and Drinks
Tips and personal expenses
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Experience the allure of Basilicata with a guided tour of Venosa, Melfi, and Lagopesole. This fascinating journey will take you to the most significant and enchanting sites that have shaped the history of this region, making it a destination fit for emperors and adventurers alike.
What to expect?
Prepare for an immersive experience that will unravel the captivating past of Basilicata. Over the course of 360 minutes, you will embark on an incredible adventure through three unique cities. Begin by exploring the archaeological area of Venosa, home to the remains of the ancient Latin colony of Venusia. Discover the rich history of the city as you visit the Abbey of the Holy Trinity and delve into the depths of the Aragonese castle's basement to explore the Archaeological Museum.
Next, journey to Melfi, a city brimming with cultural treasures. Admire the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the imposing Castle of Frederick II. Inside the castle, you will find the Melfese National Archaeological Museum, which houses a remarkable collection of artifacts from the Archaic, Classical, and Roman periods.
Conclude your tour in Lagopesole, known for its Swabian heritage and the legendary figures of Frederick II and his son Manfredi. Explore the majestic Lagopesole castle, witnessing the echoes of the past that resonate throughout the surrounding area.
Who is this for?
This guided tour is ideal for history enthusiasts and curious travelers who yearn to dive into the captivating narratives of ancient civilizations. Whether you are an experienced traveler or a first-time adventurer, this tour caters to anyone with a passion for discovering the hidden gems of Italy. Embrace the opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of Basilicata and broaden your understanding of this extraordinary region.
Why book this?
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Basilicata and uncover its lesser-known treasures. With expert guides leading the way, you'll gain invaluable insights into the past while experiencing firsthand the allure of these remarkable cities. From the impressive archaeological sites in Venosa to the majestic castle of Lagopesole, each stop on this tour offers a unique glimpse into the region's storied past. By booking this tour, you will embark on a captivating journey that takes you beyond the beaten path and exposes you to the true essence of Basilicata.
Good to know
During this tour, make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing to fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your camera, as you'll encounter countless photogenic moments along the way. It is recommended to bring snacks and water to stay hydrated during the tour. Additionally, entrance fees to the Archaeological Museum in Venosa are not included and can be purchased on-site.
Travelers who have embarked on this tour rave about the knowledgeable guides who bring the history of each site to life. Many were pleasantly surprised by the hidden gems they discovered throughout the tour and appreciated the well-organized itinerary. Visitors highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Basilicata's history and an unforgettable journey through its captivating past.
Meet your guide at the National Archaeological Museum of Venosa to begin your tour.
Explore the ancient town of Venosa, known for its Roman ruins and medieval architecture. Visit the Aragonese Castle, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, and the Archaeological Park. Learn about the history and culture of the area from your knowledgeable guide.
Continue to Melfi, a charming town with a rich history. Visit the imposing Melfi Castle, a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the historic center and admire the beautiful architecture of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
Your final stop is Lagopesole, a picturesque village known for its medieval castle. Take a guided tour of the castle and learn about its fascinating history. Enjoy the stunning views from the castle walls and immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere of the village.
Your tour ends in Lagopesole. Bid farewell to your guide and take some time to explore the village on your own before heading back.