Potenza in Basilicata spreads across a high ridge 819 metres above sea level making it the highest regional capital in Italy. For this reason the weather often appears uninviting – at least when we’ve passed through – but this summer we finally stopped to have a look around.
The guidebooks don’t really recommend a visit, unless you have to change trains. Potenza has been ravaged by war and earthquakes, and very few of the ancient town’s original buildings have survived. So, even if Potenza can trace its roots back to pre-Roman times, don’t expect to find historic architectural and archaeological gems.
Instead Potenza is a place to relax and enjoy a slice of authentic south Italian living. Get to know the people, who are generally friendly and talkative even if the local dialect presents some challenges. Or follow these suggestion of five things to do in Potenza.
Five things to do in Potenza
Fonte: Ialian Notes