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



Get inEdit

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 aroundEdit

There are a series of escalators "Scale Mobile" 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 and locals seem completely incapable of reading a map. 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 for a "passigiata" in the evenings.




Food is extremely hard to come by on Sundays. 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 "passigiata" 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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