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Cilento, Calabria and Basilicata: Help fill in a few blanks for us

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Hello all – we could use a little help filling in some blanks on our schedule and deciding on a place to stay in or near Matera.

We’ve been to Italy many times and in Sept/Oct, 2012 visited Naples, the Cilento & the Amalfi coast. This year we had planned to visit France but…for various reasons really want to return to the Cilento coast. Friends of ours are on sabbatical and we have all decided to spent 5 days together there.

We arrive in Naples on May 6th and leave from Naples on May 19th. 13 days in Italy. Here’s what we’ve got:
- 2 nights Naples (visit Pompeii, Fields of Fire.)
- 2 nights Castellabate – our friends join us here. We visit Paestum, wander the towns, swim.
- 3 nights Agriturismo Tenuta Terre di Bosco (we stayed here in 2012, loved it). We’ll rent a boat, we hope to go fishing, we may go hiking.
- 3 nights…somewhere (see below)
- 2 nights in Matera staying in a lovely Sassi B&B or a few kilometers away at L’Orto di Lucania – www.ortodilucania.it
- 1 night Naples

I’m considering shifting the 2 nights in Matera back so that we have 2 nights in Naples at the end. There’s still so much to do, see and eat there!

As you can see we've got 2 or 3 nights we have not planned yet (I may add a night to Naples.) I had also thought of staying in Pisciotta for 2 nights as we really like that area. But DH is a geologist who loves road trips and is interested in exploring mountains and hill towns in Calabria or Basilicata. On www.borghitalia.it we found a few that interest us: Altomonte and Morano Calabro in Calabria and Pietrapertosa in Basilicata. I’m hoping that someone can shed light on these - have you visited the region and those towns? Recommendations?

Also – thoughts on staying in Matera or staying a few miles away at what appears to be a lovely agriturismo with good food and good views? Have you stayed at L'Orco di Lucania? Is it worth 3 nights? Other suggestions for the area?

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