Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria chapter from Lonely Planet’s Italy guide-book.

The Italian boot’s heel (Puglia), instep (Basilicata) and toe (Calabria) are where ‘Mezzogiorno’ (southern Italy) shows all its throbbing intensity. Long stereotyped as the poorer, more passionate cousins of Italy’s sophisticated northerners, these regions are finally being appreciated for their true richness.

  • marvel at the contrast between miserable caves and soaring cathedrals in the ancient city of Matera
  • maps
  • learn to love the flowery excesses of Lecce’s baroque architecture
  • transport
  • eat the best of the Mediterranean diet in Valle d’Itria’s gorgeous hilltowns
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Puglia, Bari & Around, Promontorio del Gargano, Isole Tremiti, Valle d’Itria, Salento, Basilicata, Matera, Metaponto, Potenza, Appennino Lucano, Veno-sa, Basilicata’s Western Coast, Calabria, Northern Tyrrhenian Coast, Cosenza, Parco Nazionale della Sila, Ionian Coast, Parco Nazionale dell’Aspromonte, Reggio di Calabria, Southern Tyrrhenian Coast.

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