Nestled in the heart of the Gulf of Taranto, Policoro-the ancient Heraclea-offers a unique multidimensional experience, oscillating between unspoiled vistas, history and culture, with roots going back to Magna Graecia. Located near the Agri River, on the fertile Metaponto plain and just a few kilometers from the sparkling Ionian coast, Policoro is a slice of paradise just waiting to be discovered.
A Dive into the Past
In the heart of Policoro resides an ancient spirit, evident in the many archaeological treasures housed here. The National Archaeological Museum of Siritide reveals itself as a journey through time, with its artifacts dating back to the 7th century B.C. Near the museum, the Sanctuary of Demeter and the Temple of Dionysus testify to the city's ancient splendor.
The Charm of Policoro: Sea and Nature
Policoro stands as a true pearl of the Ionian coast, thanks to its importance as a seaside resort and the significant number of quality accommodations. The crystal-clear sea and golden beaches promise a relaxing and unforgettable vacation, while the Bosco Pantano offers an immersion in the wildest and most unspoiled nature.
Events and Culture: The Soul of Policoro
Numerous events, such as the "Blues in Town Festival" and "Wonders of Sand," fuel Policoro's cultural ferment. The town also comes alive thanks to the abundance of unmistakable local products such as the renowned strawberries, igniting the senses and making a visit an unforgettable experience.
The Village of Policoro: a Mosaic of Life
In addition to the sea and archaeology, Policoro is home to a charming village dominated by the Baronial Castle, or Belingieri Palace, dating back to the year 1000. The Eraclea and Segni squares, along with the quaint Borgo Casilini and pretty Walled Gardens, reveal the everyday life of a town that reflects fascinating contrasts between past and present. Enjoying local food and wine at wine bars or buying souvenirs from local artisans are just some of the activities that make a visit to Policoro a unique and engaging experience.
Numerous events, such as the "Blues in Town Festival" and "Wonders of Sand," fuel Policoro's cultural ferment. The town also comes alive thanks to the abundance of unmistakable local products such as the renowned strawberries, igniting the senses and making the visit an unforgettable experience.
Village of Policoro
Municipality of Policoro
province of Matera
Inhabitants: 17.313 policoresi
Altitude center: 25 m a.s.l.
The Municipality is part of:
City of flavors
Protected Natural Areas:
Riserva Naturale Orientata Bosco Pantano Policoro
Piazza Aldo Moro - Tel. 0835-980518
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