Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Travel Guide
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Fodor's Italy 2014
Plan Your Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Vacation
Making up the heel and toe of Italy's boot, the Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria regions are the largest part of what is known informally as the Mezzogiorno, a name that translates literally as "midday." It's a curiously telling nickname, because midday is when it's quietest here. While the blazing sun bears down, cities, fishing ports, and sleepy hillside villages turn into ghost towns, as residents retreat to their homes for three or more hours.
Hotels in the region range from grand, slightly faded resorts to family-run rural agriturismi (country inns, often part of farms), which compensate for...read more
Southern Italian cuisine is rustic and hearty, featuring homemade pasta and cheese, fresh vegetables, seafood, and olive oil. A defining principle of Italian...read more
Things To Do in Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria
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A wander through Sassi: The simple Basilicata town of Matera is endowed with one of the most unusual landscapes in Europe: a complex network of... Read more
Puglia has long been inhabited, conquered, and visited. On sea voyages to their colonies and trading posts in the west, the ancient Greeks invariably... Read more
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