Welcome to Potenza


Potenza's few sights are in the old centre, at the top of the hill. To get there, take the elevators from Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. The ecclesiastical highlight is the cathedral, erected in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 18th. The elegant Via Pretoria, flanked by a boutique or two, makes a pleasant traffic-free stroll, especially during the passeggiata.

The town centre straddles a high ridge, east to west. To the south lie the main Trenitalia and Ferrovie Appulo-Lucane train stations, connected to the centre by buses 1 and 10.


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Typical Lucanian Wine & Food Experience at the Winery

Discover the best wine of Basilicata visiting a traditional winery in the beautiful countryside of Potenza. The winery is located in the Vulture area, where many hectares of vines extends at the feet of an extinct volcano. The owner of the estate, Michele, has inherit the vines of his father and has created a charming winery with the help of his wife, Mary, and their daughter. The family-run company produce organic wine in a sustainable way. All these features make unique this special wine: the Aglianico del Vulture DOC.Meet your friendly guide and begin your unforgettable day exploring the winery. You will start with a walk through the wonderful vineyards, getting an introduction of the facinating history of the winery. Then, enjoy the cellar visit, where the wine is ageing in the wooden barriques. Learn all about organic winemaking methods with your passionate guide.Then, take a sit and enjoy a gourmet food tasting with your old and new friends. Toast with the best wine for celebrating this unique experience. You will taste 4 different kind of wines (3 glasses of red wine and 1 glass of white wine) pairing with biologic and seasonal produtcs from Lucanian cuisine traditions. Among others, you will taste genuine vegetables, such as pepper, creamy cheeses (mozzarella, ricotta) and homemade bread. The menu tasting will be always different because is based on seasonality and raw materials. Get ready for a fullfilling experience in Basilicata.