Basilicata is a region of southern Italy which lies between Apulia and Calabria. It is bordered by theIonian Sea and by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its territory is divided into two provinces: Matera in the eastern part of the region and Potenza in the west. Its territory is mostly mountainous and hilly and the only flat area is represented by the Plain of Metaponto situated in the south. In the mountainous area, located in the northern part of the region, hosts the two national parks located in the territory: the Pollino National Park and the National Park of Lucania – Val d’Agri – Lagonegrese. Also in the northern part of the area is Mount Vulture, an ancient extinct volcano in whose summit are now hosted Monticchio lakes with their characteristic circular shape. The territory of Basilicata, also known as Lucania, has a primarily agricultural and a good part of it is covered by forests. Therefore we can say that there is an ideal region for search peace and quiet and to stay a direct contact with nature.Besides the city of Matera and Potenza other urban centers of some importance are located in coastal areas. On the Ionian coast we find Policoro and Metaponto and seaside resorts have sandy beaches; while on the Tyrrhenian coast is the town of Maratea the coastline is mostly rocky.