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Matera

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

The bus station is north of Piazza Matteotti, near the train station. SITA (0835 38 50 07; www.sitabus.it in Italian) goes to Taranto (€3, 1½ hours, four daily) and Metaponto (€2.70, one hour, up to five daily), and many small towns in the province. Grassani (0835 72 14 43) serves Potenza (€5.30, two Monday to Saturday). Buy tickets from newspaper kiosks on Piazza Matteotti.

Marozzi (06 225 21 47; www.marozzivt.it) runs daily buses to Rome (€32.50, 6½ hours). A joint SITA and Marozzi service leaves daily for Siena, Florence and Pisa, via Potenza. Advance booking is essential.

Train

Ferrovie Appulo-Lucane (FAL; 0835 57 25 229; www.fal-srl.it) runs regular trains (€4, 1½ hours, at least 12 daily) and buses to Bari. For Potenza, take a FAL bus to Ferrandina and connect with a Trenitalia train, or head to Altamura to link up with FAL’s Bari–Potenza run.

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