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Venosa, Venosa, Italy
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Interesting side-trip not far from Matera

Our Italian friends recommended Venosa as an interesting stop on our drive from Matera back to... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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Historically Interesting

Dates from BC, excavations, interesting churches and much newer castle. Populated by Romans... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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31 Mar 2017
“Interesting side-trip not far from Matera”
28 Sep 2016
“Historically Interesting”
Venosa, Venosa, Italy
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our Italian friends recommended Venosa as an interesting stop on our drive from Matera back to Rome. On their advice we hired a local guide, which was key. The town center, home to the famous Roman poet Horace and, at its time, an important seat...More

Thank Jan01234
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Dates from BC, excavations, interesting churches and much newer castle. Populated by Romans, Castle has interesting fossil collection.

Thank LuisaAndy
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Venosa was home to one of the most famous roman poets, Quinto Oratio Flacco. The little town is disseminated with quotations from some of his most important works. It's a lovely place, its streets paved with marble stones, a huge castle that welcomes you upon...More

1  Thank Trilly62
Reviewed 12 September 2015

small town with a good museum, ancient ruins and church/monastery of historical importance. also some nice cafe around the square

Thank deukerens
Reviewed 17 June 2013

No visit to Basilicata is complete without Venosa. It's a fascinating little town. The archeological area and the Church of the Incompiuta are amazing. A woman from Minutiello Tours stepped in and gave us a free tour of the house of Horace - very professional!

2  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Venosa is a beautiful town to walk around. The castle in the main square was built in 1470 (the deep moat now a lush lawn) and the shops in the square are fronted by a beautiful covered arched walkway (the corner cafe makes good coffee)....More

3  Thank RobertaSydney
Reviewed 10 December 2011

There is a little bit of everything in town: 2000 years old tombs, a castle, a beautiful Cathedral rich of symbolic signs. The city is has a millenary culture of wine too.

3  Thank SerGioDubai
Reviewed 26 May 2010

If you have an interest in the Templar Knights then Venosa is a must for you. Venosa is off the main highways and an easy drive in just over an hour from Potenza and the scenery getting there is beautiful with the vines and olive...More

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I have relatives in Venosa. How far from Rome is it?
4 October 2016|
Response from Igor Maria D |
More or less 4 hours. Ciao
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How to get to venosa from Potenza by public transport
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