The location is spectacular and undreamed. “Spiers” of stone and rural villages. The surrounding nature is practically untouched …

Welcome to Basilicata, the land where you can experience the thrill of flying as a bird at over 100 miles per hour, between the Lucania mountains: il volo dell’angelo (“the flight of the angel”).


Castelmezzano, foto di


You begin with a funny walk that winds through misterious and amazing mountains. You end up admiring the surrounding area from an unusual point of view: a cable suspended hundreds of feet in height.

The flight takes about 1 minute and a half , hanging from a steel wire. Linked by a harness in complete safety, you glide lying along a route through the clouds. The only of its kind in Italy and in the world.

You start from Pietrapertosa or Castelmezzano: here come the two flight stations from which you can either leave. You can visit the two amazing villages, eat special food, relax and then return to the base point again from the top, enjoying a view usually reserved the birds.

In fact, once you arrive in the finish area of the opposite village, you will be back with your feet on the ground and you can reach the center of the village, and than to the other one thanks to a Shuttle service.

The first basis, called San Martino, starts from Pietrapertosa (starting altitude 1020 meters) and arrives in Castelmezzano (arrival altitude 859 meters) after covering 1415 meters, reaching a maximum speed of 110 km/h.

The “Peschiera” line, however, allow you to jump from Castelmezzano (starting altitude 1019 m) ​​and arrive in Pietrapertosa (arrival altitude 888 meters) touching 120 km/h over a distance of 1452 meters.

It’s up to you to choose which of the two beautiful villages to visit first, what marvelous houses set among the rocks to discover and taste typical products.

The idea is to start by saying travelers an innovative use of environmental assets; with this emotional experience you can recreate an authentic relationship with nature and with a unique landscape, discovering the true soul of the South Italy.

The novelty introduced in 2013 is just the ability to hover in the air in pairs. An innovative system allows you to fly perfectly aligned in parallel, so you can share the pleasure of adventure.

Green hospitality among Lucains mountains, South Italy

We are immersed in the middle of the most mysterious cliffs of southern Italy: among the wild vegetation and still miraculously intact, here are the Lucan Dolomites. These mountains with undefined boundaries fade into the horizon with spectacular spiers that have suggested imaginative names such as the golden eagle, the anvil, the great mother, the owl.

This unexpected beauty to the most is in the territory of the municipalities of Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa. The geophysical and morphological conformation of this landscape (the two little villages are close to the peaks located opposite each other) gave birth to this unique idea of ​​crossing with a breathtaking flight.

A few miles away, is Agriturismo il Querceto, in Marsicovetere in the province of Potenza. Nestled in the center of the park of the Agri Valley, here you can stay in old farmhouses in stone recovered in accordance with the principles of bio-architecture.

The context is particularly striking and evocative oak woods, stone fortresses scattered here and there, sources and plateaus. Food and genuine opportunity to get carried away by the owners and engage in experimenting with oriental disciplines.

The ideal starting point for your holiday in nature!


Info: Volo dell’angelo, Basilicata


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Author: Angela Sebastianelli

Angela was born in Parma, she has a Law degree, a job as chief editor and an MBA running out. Then, three compulsive passions: writing , painting and enjoying her life with animals. In 2004 she started the very first collaboration with a blog, after that a cascade of collaborations with several sites and publications (PAIS, Total Free Magazine etc.). Every day she tries to make up new stories: this is her calling that she keeps on chasing on Nature is her compass, green, sunsets that ignite the horizon, all filtered by the attentive ears of a horse, his tireless companion. Green Travel Blog is now a window on a world of beauty and silence, to think, write and talk about ecology, sustainability and animal rights. A convinced animal rights activist, frank and sincere. Just like people who really live with animals.
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