Every country has its forgotten corners, the regions ignored by visitors, the backwaters often blighted by poverty, history and geographical bad luck. Even Italy, among the most blessed of destinations, has such outposts, places that until recently were often seen only by the more well-informed travellers. Few of these overlooked destinations deser...

When it comes to choosing the destination of summer holidays, usually Basilicata is all too often underestimated: this beautiful Italian region, in fact, offers wonderful beaches, as well as beautiful places and rich in historical and archaeological finds to be discovered, perfect for spending a few days in complete relaxation between the sea breez...

A buzz-worthy experience on Airbnb just became available! You can now sleep in an "Air bee & bee" in southern Italy by booking into Wonder Bee & Bee, touted as the world's first live-in bee farm. Those who book will get to sleep in a house located in the village of Grottole, while surrounded by more than 1 million bees. Beekeeper Rocco Filomeno and...

The “Garden of the Gods”, so it is called the area that affects this route in the Pollino National Park, which crosses the kingdom of the loricate pine. Symbol of the Park, the pinus leucodermis is a precious botanical rarity that populates the peaks and rocky cliffs of the mountains. Now majestic and straight, now shaped by the fury of the element...

Pisticci is a hilly town in the province of Matera, in Basilicata, which extends between the rivers Basento and Cavone, to the coast of the Ionian Sea, where Marina di Pisticci is located. Remarkable is the Castle of San Basilio, born as a fortified farm at the hands of the Basilian monks in the seventh century, and then fortified by the Normans. T...

Basilicata is a region in southern Italy, nestled between Campania and Apulia, right above the tip of the boot. Despite its gorgeous landscapes and historical cities – including Matera, named European Capital of Culture in 2019 – the region is pretty much unknown to Italians and international tourists alike. According to the Italian National Instit...

When you are looking for unusual places where to spend a vacation different from the usual and, why not, full of adventure, Italy has to offer many destinations, really all to be discovered! One of these is Castelmezzano, a fairytale village in Basilicata that, with its unique landscapes, will be able to bewitch even the most demanding tourists. So...

The Easter traditions in Southern Italy is characterized by the presence of numerous rites that, in the South of Italy, preserve deep and remote ties with ancient traditions. From Campania to Sicily, in fact, pilgrimages, processions and ancient and sometimes bloody rituals mark the days of Holy Week recalling and representing the death and resurre...

What is it about Italian food that makes people so thrilled? Here are ten — luxurious — reasons why. Italy's food at its best: have a quick reminder of the most lavish, delectable, luxurious ingredients of Italian cuisine. As you scroll through the ingredients we have rolled up, you will come across products you probably know about but have not yet...

Easter lunch in Italy is a celebration of the colors, scents and flavors of the new season, spring. While there are common dishes and ingredients, from north to south, such as lamb, boiled eggs,  savory pies, chocolate eggs and colomba, each Italian region has its own typical dishes or variations on Easter classics. Each region would need its own d...