Basilicata is a region of tranquil natural beauty and ancient villages. A focal point of is certainly Matera, a fascinating town architected of a peculiar jumble of Paleolithic residential structures known as “Sassi”. Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in existence. For the curious there is also “Craco”, called the ghost town because it was abandoned due to a landslide. But if you are daring you can always visit it -with a guide- in complete safety.