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Trip Report 15 days in May (with photos!): Naples, Cilento, Calabria & Basilicata

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We traveled across the instep of southern Italy from May 5th – 20th, 2014 and were warmly welcomed everywhere. People were friendly and quick to say hello. We saw beautiful landscapes, the food was delicious everywhere, and we walked up and down wonderful hill towns.

Part of our trip was a return to places we really like and visited in September, 2012 – Naples and the Cilento Coast – and part of it was new – Calabria and Basilicata.

Here’s who we are:

Rosetravels and DH. We’re in our mid-50’s and live in the Pacific NW. DH LOVES road trips and looking at geology. We both love cities, museums, art, good food, wine, and beautiful landscapes. We like to travel and I’ve been to Italy many times.

Here’s where we stayed:

3 nights in Naples.
Hotel Meuble Santa Chiara

2 nights in Pisciotta, on the Cilento Coast.
B&B Affitacamere Sul Blu

3 nights at our favorite place in Bosco on the Cilento Coast.
Tenuta Terre di Bosco.

2 nights near Altomonte, Calabria.
Agriturismo Le Farnie

3 nights near Pisticci, Basilicata.
Hotel Terre Fiore

2 nights in Matera, Basilicata.
Torretta ai Sassi.

1 night at a B&B near the airport in Milan

A few details:

Rental car from Europcar via Kemwel. Easy. We had very little traffic.
Map was Michelin’s Italie Sud (no GPS other than my phone)
Guidebook was the Blue Guide to Southern Italy
We switched to T-Mobile for their Simple Choice plan before we left. It worked great.
We traveled light and did not check luggage, even on EasyJet.

First up: Naples!

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