Ten days motoring 25 March to 3rd April

Old Jan 21st, 2016, 05:15 PM
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Ten days motoring 25 March to 3rd April

Hello,
We fly into Fiumicino on 25 March and shall hire a car - we have motored many times in Italy: this time is unfortunately a bit early in the year and I would not be happy motoring in snow - that is my concern.
We fancy Basilicata but my question is: at this time of year would we find that a lot of the roads would maybe have snow - if so, it may be better if we head north to Lazio and Viterbo etc? (Although we really fancy Basilicata).
Any advice would be appreciated - thanks, Patricia
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Old Jan 22nd, 2016, 12:33 AM
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End March: there is usually no snow on the main roads. Do you plan to drive to remote mountain villages?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2016, 03:31 AM
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Isn't it remote villages (maybe not that remote?) that one goes to see in Basilicata.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2016, 05:10 AM
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depends, some fine towns and greek temples on the main roads
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Old Jan 22nd, 2016, 06:29 AM
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Mmmm, you whet my appetite bilboburgler - can you give me some names (the guidebooks allocate about a whole page to Basilicate!) - I am searching how to travel there? Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2016, 06:37 AM
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I like Potenza (high on a mountain top, with railway stations in the valley.) Matera is the big drawer. metaponto for the temple.

I don't know if you can access this but http://www.channel5.com/shows/alex-p...s-secret-italy Alex does a good basilicata

If you like it a bit more on the flat have a look at Puglia as well
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Old Jan 22nd, 2016, 08:50 AM
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Thanks so much bilboburgler, I'll get going on that!
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