ITALY

ITALY / 15.11.2013

Little known even by Italians, Basilicata is one of Italy’s best regions for an offbeat journey between unspoilt landscapes, hilltop towns where time seems to have stopped and genuine people, proud of their longstanding traditions.[caption id="attachment_16437" align="alignleft" width="750"] Castelmezzano, pretty town of the Basilicata region[/caption][pullquote]Isolated for long, Basilicata kept its authenticity[/pullquote]Forget the luxuriant hills of...

ITALY / 17.10.2013

Perched on a hill overlooking the badlands, the ghost town of Craco is one of the most fascinating spots of the Basilicata region.As the car drove through the wild and lunar landscape of the Valle del Cavone, it seemed like here time stood still, and it somehow has.The evacuation of Craco began in 1963, after...

ITALY / 05.10.2013

In Italy, food is so much tied to culture, history, and traditions that it's impossible to understand the country without a culinary journey, and Brindisi makes no exception.Every region has its specialties, based on the local products and making for a wonderful variety of dishes, tastes, and flavors. In Brindisi, and in all Puglia, food...

ITALY / 20.09.2013

Atop the hill dominating the jagged coastline, the white Christ of Maratea brought my memories back to Rio de Janeiro.From here, the view on the sea is breathtaking. There's no big city below, though. Maratea is a small town and the only one in the Basilicata region overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.Albeit stretching along only 32 km...

ITALY / 06.07.2013

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ITALY / 20.06.2013

With its mediterranean charm Ostuni, the 'White City', reminds of Southern Spain and GreeceNarrow cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, bright and colourful flowers embellishing the streets: it's no wonder that Ostuni - also called 'the White City' - is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Puglia.Like many Italian cities and hamlets, Ostuni is rich...

ITALY / 12.06.2013

The Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, a town 35 km from Pisa, might not ring a bell, but it's the place to go for a journey through the Vespa history.From the first simple models to race scooters and, more recently, the meeting between art and design with the 'VespArte' competition in 2001, the museum retraces the...

ITALY / 26.03.2013

I felt awe-struck by the unexpected beauty of the Roman ruins of SepinoWhen I moved the first steps in the archaeological area including the Roman ruins of Sepino, I felt as if I was looking at a secret treasure.That's what I call the 'Miracle of Italy', a country blessed with such historic and artistic heritage...