Land of heroes, divinities, conquerors, poets, philosophers and artists, for centuries it has given refreshment and hospitality to all those who come across it. Metaponto literally means “between two rivers”, because it rises between the Bradano and the Basento.
Nature, sea and archeology have always been what make this area an evocative place and one of the most popular destinations in Basilicata. Here the winding streets give way to nature, splendid and uncontaminated, which sees enchanting pine forests ending in brilliant golden beaches bathed by the crystalline sea.
Those who visit Metaponto cannot help but admire the imposing Palatine Tables – twelve columns in Doric style, remains of the Temple of Hera – which at sunset bring out the immutable charm of Greek art and the National Archaeological Museum of Metaponto.