BASILICATA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE
Basilicata lies in southern Italy. It faces the Gulf of Taranto (Ionian Sea) to the southeast and the Gulf of Policastro (Tyrrhenian Sea) to the southwest and borders with Campania to the west, Puglia to the north and to the northeast and Calabria to the south: its borders, largely conventional, are the result of complex historical events.
The mountain scenery is arid and craggy, but fascinating, the `Lucanian Dolomite's' are exceptional, or wooded and wild, as in the Pollino area, with a wealth of natural attractions, or complete with a number of lovely little lakes. Not to be forgotten are the typical inland villages perched on the hills, where time seems to have passed them by; their ancestral traditions and life styles still exist, together with many noteworthy artistic buildings. There are only a few developed cliffs in the region, but there is potential for much more. The problem thus far for me is making it all the way south to explore the area regularly.