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Matera, Basilicata: 2019 European Capital of Culture

Matera, the southern Italian city known for its ancient caves and modern comeback, is the 2019 European Capital of Culture.

Cityscape of Matera, Basilicata

Today's photo comes from the stony, surreal cityscape of Matera, Basilicata. I was reminded to post about the 2019 Italian Capitale della Cultura ...

The 20 Regions of Italy

Italy is made up of 20 regions, each with its own history, flavors, customs, and local dialects. Some regions, like Tuscany and Sicily, are ...

Bergamo and Brescia ‘Shine’ as Dual Capitals of Italian Culture

Lombard cities Bergamo and Brescia unite as the 2023 Italian Capital of Culture.

Searching for Italy: All the Places Stanley Tucci Went in Season 2

In Season 2 of Searching for Italy, Stanley Tucci visits Veneto, Piedmont, Umbria, London, Calabria, Sardinia, Puglia, and Liguria.

Small-Town Puglia: What It’s Like to Live in Biccari

Biccari, the latest Italian village trying to attract foreigners with cheap real estate, also happens to be my family's ancestral home. Here are some ...

Procida: Italian Capital of Culture 2022

The island city of Procida is the Capital of Italian Culture for 2022.

Where I’ve Been: Interactive Map of Italy

I haven't been everywhere in Italy. But I have traveled extensively throughout the country, both as a guidebook writer and as a resident. I have ...

Basilicata Travel Guide

Basilicata, the instep of Italy's boot, is best known for the stony town of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is mostly mountainous, ...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy boasts 59 World Heritage sites and holds the record for the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world.

20 Things To Love About Italy: Abruzzo to Lombardy

Part 1 of 20 Things We Love About Italy includes travel ideas for the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, ...

Tourism Boards

Below, in alphabetical order by region, are links to official regional and local tourism boards in Italy. These include 14 "città metropolitane," ...

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