Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (Chapter)
This is the Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria chapter from Lonely Planet’s Italy guidebook.
This is a land of drying washing on weather-worn balconies, speeding scooters and dilapidated centro storicos (historic centres) that haven’t yet qualified for a Unesco listing. Though the south’s more down-to-earth cities lack the extensive tourist infrastructure of northern Italy, there’s prettiness amid the grittiness.
- marvel at otherworldly sassi (cave dwellings) and the ancient history of Matera
- sample the wonderful simplicity of Puglia’s cucina povera in the trattorias of Bari
- search for early morning photo ops around the cream-coloured lanes and expansive beaches of Vieste
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Puglia, Bari & Around, Promontorio del Gargano, Isole Tremiti, Valle d’Itria, Lecce, Brindisi, Basilicata, Matera, Metaponto, 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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