Visit Montescaglioso

How to get to Montescaglioso


How to visit Montescaglioso ? How to get to Montescaglioso from Rome? Where is the nearest airport: Naples or Bari?
What is the best way to get to Montescaglioso by road? And by train? Where to rent a car?
Where to sleep in Montescaglioso area? I have only few days: what not to miss in Basilicata?

If you are asking yourself these questions then you may want to consider to ask local people to help you in preparing your trip to Montescaglioso. Everything will be easier!
ItalianSide is based in Basilicata, same region of Montescaglioso. So we are here ready to help you!


In cooperation with local tour operators, ItalianSide is ready to prepare for you a customized tour tailored to your needs and your desires.
If Montescaglioso is your ancestors town, you can not miss it in your Italian journey!
A travel to the roots is the perfect way to make a connection with our ancestral home.
A slow travel, a journey not in a hurry, no bus chase.
It’s a unique trip, so everything must be planned in the right way.
Remember that the best souvenir will be the memories of your time in your ancestors’ homeland.
For a perfect trip, don’t leave anything to chance.

Take your time, choose what to see and what to do and define all details with local guides ready to help you.
Visit your grandparents town, stroll through the streets, take pictures, discover the most suggestive views, smell flavours , taste good food, meet people (have you ever thought to meet your distant relatives?), talk with them, listen to the dialect…. in one sentence feel at home in Montescaglioso!

Then remember that in Basilicata there are so many enchanting and unthouched places to discover, rarely included in mass tourist routes.
Of course find the time to take a look at Matera, the European Capital of Culture for 2019, listed in the Unesco World Heritage and a unique town in the world with its Sassi and the rupestrian churches!
If you like, you can complete your tour visiting the main tourist attractions in both provinces of Potenza and Matera in the region. With short and not stressful trips , you will have the opportunity to learn more about your ancestors places.

How to get to Basilicata

You can get to Basilicata by plane or train:
coming from abroad, you can choose to fly to Rome or Naples and then continue always by airplane to Bari.
Or you can go from there by train to Potenza or to Bari with national railways ( www.trenitalia.com ) and then use Ferrovie Appulo Lucane ( www.ferrovieappulolucane.it ) if you plan to arrive to Matera.
You can reach any village using again train or bus.
if you want our selected guides will welcome you at the airport or at the train station and they will take care of you in your journey back to the roots.
To visit Basilicata, another way is to rent a car.
We understand that driving in Italy can be a scaring experience for many people. Expecially if you’ve heard about the ‘crazy Italian drivers’ and traffic: then you have to add that there are new road rules to follow, and signs in a foreign language.But this is most typical in big towns.
Not in Basilicata: when you get out into the countryside, driving becomes definitely worthwhile – and it’s essential if you want to explore rural areas and to enjoy the panorama.
And once you’ve got the hang of driving Italian style, you might even enjoy it!

See a sample of our genealogy tours in Basilicata

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For further informations about our suggested tours in Montescaglioso and in Basilicata , write us at basilicatatours@italianside.com.

2 thoughts on “Visit Montescaglioso”

  1. Me and my 2 sisters are looking to visit Montescaglioso – where our family is from and would like to see and explore the town and other great quaint towns that are a MUST see in the surrounding area.

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