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Basilicata Border Games

11.08.2013 - 29.09.2013

Exploring Lucania through adventure and competition

Castello di Melfi

Castello di Melfi

The Basilicata Border Games officially began on August 11th, and they are the most revolutionary urban games to be found in Italy. Held until late September, 2013, the games take place in four different cities throughout the Region of Basilicata: i.e. PolicoroMelfiPotenza e Matera.
The first venue was in Policoro from August 11th to 18th, while the tour made its next stop at Melfi from August 25th to September 1st; it then hits Potenza September 8th to September 15th, and concludes in Matera, running September 22nd to 29th.

More than 100 creative, curious, and motivated participants between the ages of 18 and 35 have come from all over Europe to take part in this unique experience, in which they will continue to explore Basilicata as they live one of four Lucanian cities for seven days, interacting with their peers and competing in the BBGames. Divided into teams, the players challenge one another as they take on incredible missions involving the cities' inhabitants, and enlivening the Region with their dynamism and energy. Just a few essential elements characterize those worthy of participating in these games: enthusiasm, ingenuity, creativity, teamwork, and acumen in fulfilling their challenges. 
A collateral virtue of the ongoing event is the launch of the candidacy of Matera for European Capital of Culture 2019.

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How to get there

Where: Policoro, Melfi, Potenza, Matera
Region: Basilicata