Calabria + Basilicata

Calabria + Basilicata Travel Guide

Articles about Calabria + Basilicata

By Valerie Waterhouse
When South African-Italian travel marketing consultant Mikaela Bandini moved to the semi-abandoned neighbourhood of Sassi di Matera in the city of Matera, located in southern Italy’s Basilicata region, 23 years ago, she never imagined owning one o...
By Valerie Waterhouse
By Peter Jon Lindberg
John Phillips was only looking for a villa. That he wound up with a village says something about the scale of his enthusiasms, his impetuous streak, and the curious state of the Italian countryside at the beginning of the 21st century. But really,...
By Maria Shollenbarger
In their new book For the Love of Italy: Rural Pleasures and Hotel Estates (Clarkson Potter; $60), Marella Caracciolo and Oberto Gili travel from the tip of northern Italy to the southern Salento region to the island of Sicily in search of authent...

Hotels in Calabria + Basilicata

This former 18th-century convent—recently made over by the Stein Group—has 29 simple, chic rooms and makes a nice base from which to explore the coast.

Things to do in Calabria + Basilicata

Follow the arrows to the frescoed cave church. Some caves are locked to protect against vandalism and require a key from an authorized tour guide. Ask your hotel clerk for a reference.