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Matera, Basilicata: 2019 European Capital of Culture

Matera, the southern Italian city known for its ancient caves and modern comeback, is the 2019 European Capital of Culture.

7 months ago

Cityscape of Matera, Basilicata

Today's photo comes from the stony, surreal cityscape of Matera, Basilicata. I was reminded to post about the 2019 Italian…

1 year ago

Dreaming of Basilicata

Bad experiences can happen in Italy. You may lose your wallet, have to deal with a brusque waiter, or turn…

8 years ago

Italian Cities and Regions

Before you plan your trip to Italy, take a moment to understand Italy's cities and regions. (more…)

4 months ago

The Monumental Trees of Italy

  Have you seen this book? Many years ago, I found this book while browsing the clearance stacks at a…

4 years ago

Map of Italy’s Earthquake Zones

Sandwiched between the Alps and the Africa plate, Italy has always been a hotspot for seismic activity. The map above…

7 years ago

Ask the Italy Expert: Outlet Shopping and Rome Pastry Shops

  I get lots of emails from readers asking for Italy travel advice. And while I like to think of…

9 years ago

Five Favorites: Beaches in Calabria

It seems that I'm not the only one thinking of lazing on a beach right about now. This week, Italofile…

10 years ago

Spain Conquers Italy

Large parts of Italy were once united under the Spanish flag, with conquests in Naples and Sicily by the houses…

11 years ago

20 Things To Love About Italy: Abruzzo to Lombardy

Part 1 of 20 Things We Love About Italy includes travel ideas for the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania,…

11 years ago

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