Calabria + Basilicata

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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,...
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...
Following in the footsteps of Sopranos and Seinfeld tours, three companies have created trips that bring devoted fans behind the scenes of a novel and two films. The Da Vinci Code THE SET London THE PLOT A private car follows the Holy Grail tra...
I stumbled upon the oldest semolina bakery in the world and was welcomed—as if family—when the baker set up a card table in front of his tiny shop and filled it with goods from his cupboards and full pantry. I was surprised and delighted by the w...
In the city of Matera, in the little-known region of Basilicata, I stumbled upon my first long-lost relative—or someone I assumed must be a relative. I had been in southern Italy for less than a week, researching my family story. Vita, our family...