The light yellow area is the region (state) of Basilicata. The red dot is Mt. Vulture. The Vulture historical area is all in the general vicinity of the mountain. The three visible bodies of water are the Tyrrhenian sea (lower left) where Basilicata is bounded by the Campania region on the west and Calabria on the south; the Ionian Sea (lower right) the 'sole of the boot', and the Adriatic (upper right), with the Puglia region of Italy in between. The entire image is about 110 km/70 mi across."Extinct vulcano" is a dark, leaden phrase. Maybe it conjures up visions of smouldering cinders and an underground pyroclastic zombie brooding down there, just aching to have another go at it. Wrong. That would be "dormant volcano" —Mt. Vesuvius, for example. "Extinct" means dead, at least geologically. In a biological sense, however, Mt. Vulture is anything but that—flora,fauna, lakes, you name it. It's as wonderfully alive as they come. Vulture (pronounced Vool-too-ray - accent on the first syllable) is a traditional geographical and historical region in the northern part of the province of Potenza, in the Basilicata region. The Vulture area is also known as Vulture-Melfese or Bradano.
There are two provinces in Basilicata:
Potenza (left) & Matera (right).