Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Travel Guide



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.


Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Hotels

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


Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Restaurants

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

Things To Do in Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria

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Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Experiences


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