A land to discover, a treasure of uncontaminated landscape beauties and a crossroads of cultures and philosophical languages. Basilicata, with its material and immaterial heritage, is an extraordinary synthesis of harsh places with powerful suggestions, parched gullies and blue sea: apparent oppositions in which philosophical reflection, ancient shamanic rituals and the political utopias that made great Magna Graecia are combined. The ancient streets of the Pythagorean school converge in the archaeological area of Metaponto, where Pythagoras taught how to live and philosophize, and then continue to Matera – capital of culture 2019 – up to Miglionico, home to the Frederician castle of Malconsiglio. From the high peaks of the Lucanian Apennines, to the gentle valleys crossed by streams, the feeling of a millenary journey emanates, which from prehistoric times reaches the Greeks (who landed there in the 7th century BC), and continues with the Samnites, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Normans, the Angevins, the Saracens and the Albanians.
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