Il Volto

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via Sanremo 100/A , Potenza, Italy 1697 views 1697
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Description

Potenza, a city of ancient origins, is the highest capital of an Italian region with its 819 meters of altitude; it rises along an Apennine ridge on the north of the Lucan Dolomites.
It boasts pre-Roman origins and its history is enclosed in the ancient city heart that still retains the remains of the medieval entrance walls and gates. The squares, the cathedral and the numerous churches, the noble palaces, the libraries, the ruins of an imperial Roman villa, the Guevara tower and the archaeological museums gather testimonies of people and cultures that have lived here over the centuries.
The entrance door to the capital of Basilicata is the Ponte Musmeci, which in 2003 was declared a monument of cultural interest by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and is now preparing to become a World Heritage Site.
Within this frame stands Il Volto Hostel which has private rooms with ensuite facilities and common rooms with shared facilities (accessible to disabled guests) and offers solutions suitable for all needs and for people of all ages, gender and nationalities.
Free parking, wi-fi access, TV room and reading room with books and travel information are available free of charge. Towels are provided for each guest.
The property does not have a restaurant or kitchen but in the refectory room you can eat the meals or food you bring with you.

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Directions

For those traveling by car:

from A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, Sicignano-Potenza exit;
from the A16 Napoli-Bari motorway, exit Candela and from here Foggia-Potenza highway
from the Ionian state highway 106, continue on the Basale state road 407 towards Potenza
For those traveling by train:

Tyrrhenian side: from the railway station of Salerno or Battipaglia (SA) you can get to the station of Potenza Inferiore, using the line that connects Naples to Taranto.
Ionic side: from both directions (Taranto and Reggio Calabria), you can reach Potenza, from the Metaponto (MT) railway station, with the Taranto - Naples line.
Adriatic side: you arrive at the Potenza Inferiore station with the Foggia - Potenza line.
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