Basilicata: A Hidden Treasure

Monticchio lakes. Picture taken by Antonello Traficante

Basilicata is a small region located in southern Italy. Also known as Lucania, a name that derives from the ancient population of Lucani, now has approximately 575,000 inhabitants. Although it is not one of the smallest regions in the Bel Paese, not everybody knows this marvelous land, a treasure held in the wonderful frame that sea and other regions, with an unquestionable beauty, create around. Basilicata is one of the poorest Italian regions, but despite its economic problems, it has managed to keep a mysterious charm and pristine environment over the years.