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Potenza is the capital city of Basilicata, sometimes called Lucania.



Get in[edit]

Potenza is served by Potenza Centrale Railway station (formerly Potenza Inferiore), with intercity service from Rome, Naples, Salerno, and Bari. There is also regional train service to nearby towns.

Bus service is available from Rome Tiburtina bus station daily.

Get around[edit]

There are a series of escalators "Scale Mobili" which bring you to the top of the old town from the train station at the bottom.

There are extremely few street signs in Potenza. If you do not know where you are going, bring your own map and navigate via landmarks, instead of street names.


Stadio Alfredo Viviani - The soccer stadium; the local club plays in the Italian 3rd division ("Serie C").

Old town - The old town is located at the top of the town and features one main street Via Pretoria for a "passeggiata" at any time in the weekends, and in the evenings in weekdays. Try to walk in the quiet alleys around the main street, to discover the Cattedrale di San Gerardo, or the Convento di San Michele, of medieval making. Another notable landmark is Torre Guevara.




On Sundays, one can treat oneself by enjoying one of the restaurants near Old Town, such as La Tettoia. There is a pizza place next to Stadio Alfredo Viviani which is open on Sundays, however, where pizzas are cheap (€4).

In the old town, in the central piazza, there is a restaurant/pub that opens at 19:30 daily.

While making your "passeggiata" on the main street of the old town, you will pass a couple of gelaterias.



B&B Al Convento - €40-60/night.


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