When to visit
The best time to see Basilicata and Clabria regions is from April to June, when the spring flowers are in bloom, the weather is just warm enough, and the temperature of the Mediterranean allows for the first dips of the season.
By choosing late spring or early summer, you can also avoid the tourist crush of July and August and the highest temperatures of the year. The peak season ends at the beginning of November and doesn't pick up again until the spring, this means many, if not most, hotels close off season. Some close entirely, some re-open for Christmas & New Year's only.
April - June
Spring wildflowers are blooming: perfect for hiking in the Pollino National Park.
July - August
Summer is beach weather and festivals blossom in towns such as Matera.
September - October
The crowds have thinned, the weather's still mild.