The historical city of Matera should feature prominently on your southern Italy travel itinerary. With caves transformed into chic accommodations, fun restaurants and bars built into rocky outcrops, and a history like no other, there are numerous reasons to visit Matera. Nick and I recently spent 5 days exploring the narrow alleyways, dining on the...

Rock churches, stone labyrinth, art and traditions: Matera, european capital of culture 2019, astonishes visitors. This city is the perfect destination during the. Ready to discover like a local?  10. Discover terraces on Sassi di Matera Matera showes off a lot of natural terraces where watching rural landscape making incredible photographes. You h...

The Basilicata Territorial Promotion Agency, in collaboration with Enit and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing for the end of November "Roots - In," the first international tourism exchange of origins. There is another Italy in the world. Even bigger. It is an Italy made up of some 80 million people, Italians or desc...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

I had previously visited Matera on a day trip during my road trip through Puglia but had only stayed a few hours. I’ve since come back to the Jerusalem of Italy and stayed a few nights more just because I loved it so much the first time. Matera is a one of a kind place in a country filled with one of a kind places. It’s unique to the point that oth...

Matera is surely one of the oldest cities in the world that will take you to the Middle Ages and perhaps further back in time. With the Stone here, the sunset has a different color. The once “shame of Italy” was transformed in 2019 into the cultural capital of Europe and promised a return to history, delicious traditional dishes, hospitable people,...

Traveling to Basilicata in summer is like reaching your own end of the world. Matera-born novelist Mariolina Venezia wrote that “Basilicata is moody. Not lunar, moody. In winter, it is all congealed and melancholy, and you are barely catching your breath before you find it yellow and burnt like hell, gloomy from too much light and the scorching sun...

Most travellers to Italy opt for the same: Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast. However, the Italian South offers a completely different feel than the typical popular tourist destinations. Next time you make your way over to Italia, try venturing out from the usuals and add one of these overlooked southern cities to your Italian itinerary.

The desire to celebrate New Year's Eve 2022 is high, due to the period of great stress and restrictions caused by the health situation since March 2020. Italy is ready to give opportunities for wild fun or even parties suitable for the most moderate: the variety of landscapes, locations and possible activities really knows no limits. Moreover, the...

Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...