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Things to do in Calabria + Basilicata

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Calabria + Basilicata. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Calabria + Basilicata attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Calabria + Basilicata to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Calabria + Basilicata.

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  • In Italy Tours

    The tour operator organizes cooking excursions in the Calabrian coastal town of Tropea. Spend six days in Capo Vaticano, Monte Porro, Pizzo Calabro... More
  • Metaponto

    Metaponto has sandy, uncrowded beaches and a collection of lidos. An ancient Greek settlement, it was a resting spot for Spartacus and Pythagoras. More
  • Santa Lucia alle Malve

    Visit this frescoed cave church, arrows point the way. Some caves are locked to protect against vandalism and require a key from an authorized tour... More
  • Santa Maria de Idris

    Follow the arrows to the frescoed cave church. Some caves are locked to protect against vandalism and require a key from an authorized tour guide. ... More
  • The Carlo Levi Center

    The Carlo Levi Center has many of the author-cum-artist's paintings on view. More

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