Travel & accommodation


By car
From the Tyrrhenian coast: take the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway and exit at the Sicignano-Reggio Calabria ‘Basentana’ junction (SS 407) in the direction of Potenza. After passing the regional capital, continue for about 130 km and take the SS Jonica 106 Taranto-Reggio Calabria motorway in the direction of Reggio Calabria. After about 20 km, enter Policoro Centro and follow the signs for Palaercole.
From the Adriatic coast: take the A14 Bologna-Taranto Autostrada adriatica and then the SS Jonica 106 Taranto-Reggio Calabria in the direction of Reggio Calabria. After about 70 km, take the Policoro Centro exit and follow the signs for Palaercole.
By Train

From the Tyrrhenian side: from the Battipaglia FS station, on the Naples-Reggio Calabria line, a railway line crosses Basilicata, connecting Potenza with Taranto. The Jonian side is crossed by the Taranto-Sibari FS line. Get off at the Policoro-Tursi station.

There is a bus stop in the square in front of the station.
Consult the timetable here.

By Plane

From the Tyrrhenian coast: Potenza-Napoli Capodichino – Km. 159 From the Adriatic side: Policoro-Bari Palese – about 150 Km. Shuttle bus Policoro/Bari Palese, cost €8.

Download the timetable here.

Parking Area

There are numerous parking areas in the vicinity of the festival.

The parking areas as well as the car parks are free of charge. There are reserved parking spaces for the disabled and pink parking spaces.


Where to eat
The refreshment area is located in the events area of the Blues in Town Festival.
Where to sleep

The splendid town of Policoro, on the Ionian Sea, offers fascinating events and natural resources of immense value, making it a town of considerable tourist interest.

To visit and stay in the Ionian area during the BLUES IN TOWN FESTIVAL, we recommend the Hermes Hotel, a 3-star superior 4-star hotel structure, away from the city traffic but 5 minutes from Blues in Town. Info: 0835 980885


The Blues in Town is popular poetry, the manifestation of a feeling, the story of a people that transforms itself into the history of all times, wearing the clothes of a universal language, that of emotions in music notes.
So “La Mela di Odessa” wants to pay homage to this refined, soft and velvety music, born from the intimate relationship between man and life!



Via Medaglia d'oro Sinisi, 43
Policoro, Matera, Basilicata


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