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One of the most important Magna Graecia colonies in Italy, Crotone was a major cultural center in the 5th century BC, when it was the home of thinkers like philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras. Sadly, modern development has eclipsed much of its former beauty, but it preserves an old town with its imposing 16th-century castle and an archaeological museum of some importance. Its coastal waters,
stretching to Capo Rizzuto, make up Italy’s biggest protected marine area; and the island Castle Le Castella, 15 km (9 miles) from Crotone, is a vision out of a fairy tale.
A well-established international tourist destination, Alberobello’s amalgamation of more than 1,000 trulli huddled together along steep, narrow...
This remote village off the SS598 in the center of Basilicata's empty interior was the site of Carlo Levi's internment during 1936 and 1937...