a land located in the centre of the
Mediterranean at the southern extremity of Europe,
offers splendid views from commanding positions, over fertile
valleys towards the sparkling Adriatic, delicious food and
wine and a wonderful warm climate. Here, Nature imposes itself
with a wonderful variety of rich colours: red earth, dark
green pine, silvery green olive trees and lush vineyards; sparkling
white labyrinths of towns which seem to glisten in the sun; milky
white medieval centres with tangles of streets and alleyways, all
against a backdrop of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.
land you will find gems of architectural and historical
interest: Romanesque, Byzantine and Baroque churches,
cathedrals, castles, towers, prehistorical remains and last but
not least the Trulli Houses.
magical and vague. Land of light and clay, woods and
mountains, that can lead to the desire of its discovery without
noticing. This is a small region who’s solitary mountains gently
fall to the
on one side and to the
on the other. Basilicata is surrounded by other territories of Southern
Italy, like Calabria that leads to Sicily, Campania with it's Amalfi
Coast and Sorrento, or Apulia with it's Trulli Houses. Some of it's
typical villages lay peacefully on the rocks allowing a silent and
reserved stay with great views of itís rugged coast,
others lay next to the beach, surrounded by nature, offering fun
This is a land with a wonderful coast line; dramatic cliffs overhanging
secluded bays; steep cliff paths to small rocky coves; islands and
caves to explore; long stretches of beach, gently curving into the
distance all are lapped by the clear, azure sea. Calabria makes
up the "toe" of Italy and is an
area little known to British visitors. The
scenery is spectacular and dramatic, rising to over 6000
ft in the mountains, and dropping steeply to the coast with its
long stretches of beach, crescent-shaped bays, craggy cliffs and
islands dotted about in the crystal clear, blue, Tyrrhenian and
Ionian seas. You will be spoilt for choice whether in the mountains
or on the coast, there is more to see and explore than can possibly
be done in a couple of weeks. On the other hand, the slow southern
Italian pace of life is perfect for just relaxing. Calabria is steeped
in history, myth and legend. There are prehistoric settlements and
early cave dwellings. The region features in the writings of Homer
and Virgil and has been fought over by Hannibal, Romans, Sparticans
and many others. It is also rich in living tradition and folklore.
Throughout the year, there is a wealth of festivals and carnivals,
involving much music and dancing, often in traditional costume.
the land where the deep South of Italy truly begins. Campania
is the region that houses wonderful world wide known sceneries
like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Capri
but is also doorway to other most beautiful locations of Southern
Italy like Calabria with it's wonderful rugged coast, Sicily and
it's romantic and historic towns like Agrigento and Taormina, and
also just few hours away from Apulia and it's characteristic Trulli
Houses or Basilicata with beautiful towns like Maratea.
features a volcanic sea of the
deepest shade of blue lined with miles of dramatic coast and dotted
with such lovely islands that almost seem to be tiny, brightly
don't miss in this region going from the heat, noise and urban sprawl
of troubled Naples to the calming qualities of Sorrento, from the
romantic islands of Capri and Ischia to the undiscovered coastline
of Campania will never miss throughout the whole region and that's
the warm welcoming as well as the calm qualities of it's people.
Enjoy all of Campania's culinary gems, starting from the world known
"pizza" that originates from this region of Italy, and
created in Honour of the Queen Margherita, going through it's cakes
and sweets and ending to it's typical liquors.
island is the home of great historic and romantic
sites like Agrigento and Taormina and only few hours
away from other beautiful locations of Southern Italy like Calabria
and it's wonderful rugged coast, Campania and it's splendid sites
like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri, or even Apulia and it's
characteristic Trulli Houses.
the Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano,
which looms menacingly over the eastern end of the island. If you
are lucky, you could witness the glow of molten lava flowing from
fissures in the rock and the most spectacular fireworks display
you have ever seen.
the island that hosts great historical architectural buildings and
where Africa meets Europe blending Baroque with Classical.
is a land where not only you can sit and enjoy the heat of the
sun but also discover and explore its Greek Temples, Baroque
churches and any other historical site you can find.
for great studies to make great discoveries: Sicily will just show
them to you, with all their glamour.