The province of Potenza, the largest in the Lucanian territory, is characterized by the multiplicity of environments that make it up: the places that surround it, in fact, are quite varied. There are various industrial poles, such as that of San Nicola di Melfi, but also purely natural environments, such as the Lakes of Monticchio, Maratea, Monte Sirino or the Pollino National Park. Mountains, hills and plains make up this wonderful territory, sometimes urbanized, sometimes completely untouched. Below I will tell you about the most interesting and evocative places of the Potentino from the point of view of tourism and real estate:
- Potenza, the first town in Basilicata in terms of population, and the capital of the Basilicata Region, is known as "The vertical city" because its historic center is located on the highest hill, while its neighborhoods are located at altitudes gradually lower. It is also known as the "City of One Hundred Stairs" because of its system of ancient and mobile stairs that connect the city. Surrounded by other mountains, Potenza is 819 m above sea level. This ancient city is now admired and visited mainly for its quiet, although it is the capital. In Potenza you can visit the area by bike, thanks to the Basilicata MTB service that organizes cycling tours through the paths of the mountainous area that surrounds the city. Potenza is surrounded by nature but offers every kind of comfort. This combination makes life in Potenza pleasant and peaceful. From the real estate point of view, if you are looking for a quiet house surrounded by nature, know that buying a property in Potenza is possible. For a rustic-house the average price is about 90.000€, for a brand new building the price is about 180.000€, for a villa with attached land, know that the price can vary from 160.000€ to 1.200.000€. The possibilities of renting are among the most disparate, what are you waiting for?
- Melfi is best known for its beautiful medieval old town which houses its Federiciano Castle, one of the most important in Italy, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Palazzo Aquilecchia. Dominating the village of Melfi we find Monte Vulture, a famous extinct volcano where there are hundreds of hectares of vineyards where the famous Aglianico del Vulture wine is produced. From the Melfi area it is also possible to enter the Monticchio nature reserve, where there are two emerald green lakes covered with water lilies. In these paradisiacal lands, buying a property in Melfi is possible thanks to several solutions, including two bright three-room apartments of the respective value of € 135,000 and € 75,000 and a multi room whose price is € 210,000.
- Venosa, a plateau between two valleys with a temperate climate, is a member of the association "Most beautiful villages in Italy". There are many beauties to be observed in this area, including the many architectural, religious and civil works, but one of the most striking is certainly the Unfinished Church, a work begun by the Benedictines and never completed. From the real estate point of view, finding a property in Venosa is possible. Along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a few meters from the Aragonese Castle of the fifteenth century, is for sale a three-storey building that includes an ancient underground cellar at 150,000 €. In the middle of 3000 square meters of land, you can buy an independent villa worth 185,000 €.