Currency is the euro (EUR). Time is 1 hour ahead of GMT. Flight time to Bari is 2 hours and 40 minutes, Matera is an hour’s drive further.
British Airways has daily direct flights from London Gatwick to Bari Airport, starting from £215 return. britishairways.com Ryanair also flies direct from London (all major airports) to Bari Airport, starting from £150 return. ryanair.com Resources
Basilicata Turistica is the official tourist website and is packed with information to help you plan your visit. aptbasilicata.it
Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi (Penguin, £7.99) vividly describes the former conditions of the Sassi. Part memoir, part novel, part political essay, it makes a compelling read.