Southern Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (Chapter)
This is the Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria chapter from Lonely Planet’s Italy guidebook.
Southern Italy is the land of the mezzogiorno – the midday sun – which sums up the Mediterranean climate and the languid pace of life. From the heel to the toe of Italy’s boot, the landscape reflects the individuality of its people.
- marvel at the otherworldly sassi (cave dwellings) and ancient history of Matera
- dip into the Disney-style scenario of the conical trulli dwellings in Alberobello
- hike in shady forests and swim in aqua-blue seas in the Parco Nazionale del Gargano
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Puglia, Bari, Around Bari, Promontorio del Gargano, Isole Tremiti, Valle d’Itria, Lecce, Brindisi, Southern & Western Salento, Basilicata, Matera, Potenza, Appennino Lucano, Basilicata’s Western Coast, Calabria, Northern Tyrrhenian Coast, Cosenza, Parco Nazionale della Sila, Ionian Coast, Parco Nazionale dell’Aspromonte, Reggio di Calabria and Southern Tyrrhenian Coast.
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