Southern Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (PDF Chapter)

Southern Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria chapter from Lonely Planet’s Southern Ita-ly guidebook.

The region comprising Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria is where you can witness the so-called Mezzogiorno (southern Italy) in all its intensity. This is a land of drying washing on weather-worn balconies, speeding scooters and dilapidated centro storicos (historic centres).

  • 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 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 Tyrrhe-nian Coast.

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