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Framed view of Matera in Basilicata

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, save for two stretches of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Taranto.

Basilicata is also known as “Lucania,” a name that dates back to the time when this area was colonized by Greece.

Map of Basilicata

Basilicata is bordered by three regions: Campania, Puglia, and Calabria.

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Basilicata / Culture & Living / History

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 after yesterday’s announcement proclaiming Parma the Italian cultural capital for 2020. We’re currently in the Year of Palermo. Palermo, Matera, Parma…future winners are sure to be dazzling…

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Dreaming of Basilicata

Bad experiences can happen in Italy. You may lose your wallet, have to deal with a brusque waiter, or turn your ankle while walking on a cobbled path. Despite unfortunate circumstances, it seems like everyone I have ever talked to who has visited Italy thinks of it the way that…