Basilicata by Drone


Basilicata - Short Film

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Check out this fantastic drone video from the Basilicata region of southern Italy, compliments of CG Films.  The video features footage from the following locations: (1) the Dolomite lucane mountain range; (2) the towns of Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa in the province of Potenza; (3) the Sassi di Matera of the city of Matera; (4) the plateau of Altopiano delle Murge (5) the "ghost town" of Craco in the province of Matera; (6) Diga di Senise (7) the Potenza towns of Rivello and Albano della Lucania; and (8) the town of Maratea, in Matera.

Aerial Tour of Calabria


Calabria 2019 (Drone 4K)

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Of the 20 official regions of Italy, Calabria is one of the easiest to pick out on a map - it's the "toe" of the "boot" that is peninsular Italy.  The region is home to some of the most fabled beach towns in Italy, on both its northern coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea and its southern coast on the Ionian Sea.  In this magnificent drone video by Luca T, you'll get a captioned tour of some of these stunning seaside towns, namely (in order of appearance)  Zambrone, Riace, Capo Vaticano, Scilla, Tropea, and Isola de Capo Rizutto.

Basilicata Aerial Views


Flying on Basilicata

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Contributor Gianluca D'elia takes us on a breathtaking aerial tour of Basilicata, a region of southern Italy which incorporates the provinces of Potenza and Matera.  If the Italian peninsula is seen as a boot, then Basilicata is the "ankle" of the country.  It sits between the regions of Campania, Apulia, and Calabria.  Basilicata is a mountainous country, mostly covered with the Apennine range which runs down most of the peninsula.  It is home to many beautiful villages perched upon hills, some of which also have castles.   

Drone Views of Calabria


Calabria top places in Italy


Take a tour of the "toe" of Italy, compliments of contributor dronentech, who created this stunning drone video using a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone.  The region is actually called Calabria, and it's one of the country's 20 official top-level administrative divisions.  With a population of about 2 million, it's one of Italy's most rural regions.  With the possible exceptions of Sardinia and Sicily, it's also the region most dominated by the sea, with its long coastlines along the Tyrrhenian, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas.  

Calabria Aerial Highlights


Calabria - Il fascino della Terra 4k


Contributor DroneNatureIT brings us this excellent aerial tour of some of his favorite spots in Calabria, the region which occupies much of the "foot" of peninsular Italy.  Featured locations include the hilltop ghost town of Pentedatillo at the country's "toe"; the interior town of Giffone; the town of Rosarno, just to the north of Pentedatillo; the Aspromonte Mountains in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria; the hilltop town of Gerace, also in MCRC; the seaside town of Scilla; Capo Vaticano; the beach town of Tropea; and more.

Calabria's Coast of the Gods


Coast of Gods: Tropea (DjiMavic2Pro)


Here's an amazing aerial view of a spot near the "toe" of Italy, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Paul_FPV.  Tropea sits near the end of a small peninsula which juts out into the Gulf of Saint Euphemia (part of the Tyrrhenian Sea) in the region of Calabria in Southern Italy.  It's famous for its bathing waters, although far less known than the Amalfi Coast further north.  It is, literally, a legendary spot: it's called the Coast of Gods due to a legend that Hercules landed here after returning from Spain.

Matera: Italian Cultural Treasure


Cinematic Flight in Matera: DJI Phantom 3 Pro


Prepare to be amazed by this drone video from Italy by contributor and pilot squall88bad.  He used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create a beautiful bird's eye view of Matera, an ancient town in the Basilicata region, which covers much of the southern part of the country.  Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban centers in the world.  Unsurprisingly, it's played the "role" of many ancient cities in movies, notably as Jerusalem in the 2004 epic The Passion of the Christ starring Mel Gibson. 

Tropea, Viba Valentia


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Top contributor Joe Paskes created this marvelous aerial video of Tropea, a seaside town near the "toe" of Southern Italy.  It's located in Vibo Valentia, one of the provinces which makes up the Calabria region.  Tropea sits on a shallow peninsula which forms the western boundary of a body of water known as the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, which is a southern extension of the Tyrrhenian Sea (itself an extension of the Mediterranean).  Occupied since Roman times, the town of Tropea has become famous as a bathing and spa town.  

Catanzaro: Calabrian Capital


Catanzaro, our story - city reel

Get a bird's eye view of the southernmost city of mainland Italy, compliments of  The subject of the drone video is Catanzaro, the capital of the Calabria region at the "toe" of Italy.  The city overlooks the Gulf of Squillace on the Ionian Sea, which is considered an extension of the Mediterranean.  It's believed that the city's origins were as a Greek colony.  Known as the "City of Two Seas", it played an important role during the Antiquity and through the Middle Ages due to its strategic location.  

Castelmezzano: Mountain Village of Basilicata


MezzoGiorno (Southern Italy) mountain villages Сastelmezzano & Pietrapertosa

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Castelmezzano is a town in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, which forms the "ankle" of Italy as viewed on a map.  Although not as well known as Florence, Milan, or Lake Como, it is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Pietrapertosa, also a town in the Basilicata region, is home to one of the longest and highest zip lines in the world. In 2019, CNN placed Pietrapertosa on its “20 of the most beautiful villages in Italy” list. See both incredible towns in this aerial video by pilot din_film. 

Craco: Abandoned Town in Matera Province


Craco, An Italian Ghost Town

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Among the more eerie sights of Italy is a ghost town called Craco.  Seen here in this drone video by Travel and Drones, it's located in the southern province of Matera.  Inhabited during the Antiquity, the town saw significant emigration to the USA around the turn of the 20th century due to poor farming conditions.  Following flooding in 1972 and an earthquake in 1980, it was abandoned.  Since then, it's been "reborn" as a movie filming location, most famously as the spot where Judas committed suicide in Passion of the Christ (2004).  

Pizzo and Tropea


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Contributor Miklos created this beautiful drone video from two beautiful spots in the Italian province of Vibo Valentia in Calabria, the region which appears on maps as the "toe" of the Italian Peninsula.  The first spot is the town of Tropea, which is near the tip of a small peninsula on the northern (Tyrrhenian Sea) Calabrian coast.  It's a famous bathing spot which is tied to the mythological Hercules.  The second spot is the seaport of Pizzo, which lies just to the east of Tropea on the Gulf of Saint Euphemia.  

Pentedattilo: Calabria's Ghost Town


Pentedattilo - Ghost Town

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Check out this amazing drone video of a well known "ghost town" in Southern Italy, compliments of Luca T.  It's called Pentedattilo, and it's located near the "toe" of Italy in the region of Calabria.  The town was founded by Greek colonists in the 7th century BC.  It was a thriving commercial center for centuries, falling into decline when the seat of the Roman Empire moved to Constantinople.  Conquered by the Vikings and later the Saracens, the town never recovered from a devastating earthquake in 1783.

Calabria's San Lucido


Waves and wind @ San Lucido - Calabria - Italy (extended)

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Here's a great aerial view of the coastline of Southern Italy along the Tyrrhenian Sea, compliments of Alfred_V.  The area filmed is around the town of San Lucido in Costenza, the northernmost of the five provinces which make up the region of Calabria.  Situated at around the "shin" of Italy would appear on a map, San Lucido offers a distinctive-looking landscape compared to other towns in the region: it is located more or less right on the water, whereas most of the other nearby towns are set back from the sea. 

Melfi and its Castle, Potenza Province




Check out these drone views of the southern Italian commune of Melfi, compliments of contributor AN-DRONE. Melfi is the northernmost commune of Potenza, one of the two provinces which make up the region of Basilicata.  The town itself lies at the foot of Mt. Vulture, an extinct volcano which lies about a 45 minute drive north of Potenza's namesake provincial capital.  The video features some excellent footage of the Castle of Melfi, which sits on a hill overlooking the town and is one of the most important castles in southern Italy.

The Calabrian Coast


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Take in these fantastic arial views of the coasts of the Italian region of Calabria, compliments of top AirVuz contributor and pilot Mauro Sciambi.   Calabria encompasses five provinces that make up much of the "toe" of the "boot" of peninsular Italy.  Perhaps more than any other region in Italy, it's dominated by its coastline.  Surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas (both of which are considered inlets of the Mediterranean Sea), the Calabrian coast offers some of the most spectacular seaside views in Europe.

Sila National Park


Parco Nazionale della Sila - Short film

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AirVuz contributor CG Films brings us this excellent drone video of Italy's Sila National Park, in the southern region of Calabria.  Established in 1997, the park is situated a bit to the northwest of the town of Crotone, roughly in the "foot" of peninsular Italy.  The park covers around 74k hectares, or about 183k acres.  It is home to a number of prominent peaks of the Apennine Mountains, including Botte Donato, which has a summit elevation of around 1.9k meters above sea level (approximately 6.3k ft.).  



Fiumefreddo Bruzio - Calabria - Italy


Check out these drone views of a beautiful town in Southern Italy, compliments of Alfred_V.  It's called Fiumefreddo Bruzio, and it's in Cosenza, the largest and northernmost of the five provinces which make up the Calabria region.  The town is perched atop a cliff overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is considered an extension of the Mediterranean.  In 2005, Fiumefreddo Bruzio was picked by the I Borghi più belli d'Italia tourist association as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.  

Gerace, Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria



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Here are some great drone views of an idyllic spot near the "toe" of Italy, compliments of contributor Brand07.  Gerace is situated in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, the westernmost and largest of the five provinces which make up the southern region of Calabria.  The town sits atop a rocky hill near the town of Locri.  Gerace is probably best known for its Norman hilltop castle, which is featured prominently in the video.  According to legend, the town was founded in the 9th century AD by people fleeing a Saracen attack.  

Capo Vaticano, Province of Vibo Valentia


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If you look at a map of Italy, there's a small land mass sticking out from the top of the "foot" of the country in the region of Calabria.  The tip of this small peninsula, which is surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea is called Capo Vaticano.  Known for its distinctively-colored granite, Capo Vaticano is part of the municipality of Ricadi in the Province of Vibo Valentia.  You can check out the marvelous beaches and lookouts of Capo Vaticano in this excellent drone video by AirVuz contributor and pilot DroneNatureIT.

Pietrapertosa: Hilltop Town in Pietrapertosa


Pietrapertosa, Italy

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Check out this short-but-spectacular drone video of an Italian hilltop town called Pietrapertosa, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Pavlo Glazkov.  The town is located in Potenza, the northernmost of the two provinces which make up the Basilicata region at the "ankle" of peninsular Italy.  With its setting in the Apennine Mountains, the town is a member of the Most Beautiful Towns of Italy organization (I Borghi più belli d'Italia); it was also cited as one of the most beautiful 20 towns of Italy in a 2019 CNN survey.  

Giant Statue in Maratea


Tributo al Cristo Redentore di Maratea Italy 4k

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Check out this excellent drone video of one of the tallest Jesus statues in Europe, compliments of AirVuz contributor Michele Ciancio  The subject of the video is the Cristo Redentore statue in Maratea, a town in the Basilicata region at the "ankle" of Italy.  Created by Italian sculptor Bruno Innocenti, the statue stands a bit over 21 meters tall (just under 70 ft.).  Completed in 1965, it's Europe's third-tallest Jesus statue after the Christ the King statue in  Świebodzin, Poland and the Cristo-Rei in Lisbon, Portugal.  

Commune of Avigliano, Potenza


Avigliano Seen from Above


Avigliano is a commune in Potenza, the northernmost of the two provinces of the Basilicata region at the "ankle" of Italy.  Its setting is the southern end of the Apennine Mountains, a chain that runs down much of the "spine" of peninsular Italy.  Avigliano is surrounded by five peaks, the highest of which (Mount Caruso) has an elevation of a bit over 1.2k meters above sea level (4.1k ft.).  In this drone video by diaframma90, you'll get an aerial tour of some of the villages which make up the commune.   

Pollino National Park


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Check out this drone video of Italy's Pollino National Park, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Paul_fpv.  The park is situated near the southern end of the Apennine Mountains, on the border between the Calabria and Basilicata regions.   The park's boundaries include the Pollino and Orsomarso massifs, whose highest peak (Serra Dolcedorme) has an altitude of 2.3k meters above sea level (around 7.5k ft.).  Covering just under 2k square km (around 600 square mi.), it's Italy's largest national park.   

The Sassi di Matera



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Check out this stunning drone video of the Italian city of Matera, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Brand07.  Settled over 10,000 years ago, the city was founded during the Roman Republic period in 250 BC.  The capital of its namesake province as well as the region of Basilicata (the "ankle" of Italy), Matera is situated in a gorge of the Gravina River.  The historical and cultural heart of the city is the Sassi di Matera, which consists of the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano Districts.  

Matera Drone Views




The ancient city of Matera is one of Italy's great cultural treasures.  Seen here in this drone video by AN-Drone, it's the capital of its namesake province in the southern region of Basilicata.  Considered one of the world's oldest continuously-inhabited settlements, the Sassi (ancient city) has been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.  Matera has appeared as a filming locations for numerous movies, including as a "stand-in" for Jerusalem in Passion of the Christ (2004), and in the 2021 James Bond movie No Time to Die.  

Craco Drone Views


Craco [Matera, Basilicata, Italy] 2020 | 4K drone shots

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Check out this fascinating drone video of an abandoned town in southern Italy.  The "ghost town" of Craco is located in Basilicata, at the "ankle" of peninsular Italy.  Settled during the Antiquity, Craco experienced a series of natural disasters in the 20th century, ranging from drought to landslides to floods.  After a 1980 earthquake, the town was abandoned.  It's since been used as a filming location for numerous feature movies, notably as the spot where Judas committed suicide in the 2004 epic Passion of the Christ.



Trip to Matera

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Matera 4K

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Matera - Southern Italy


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