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Matera in Basilicata Gets Hot: European Capital of Culture for 2019

“Jubilation and joy broke out in Matera when the city was selected to be one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2019, beating out fellow Italians on the short list: Cagliari, Lecce, Perugia-Assisi, Siena and Ravenna. Making the announcement

The Brief on Bella Basilicata …

“Traveling through the rugged, under-the-radar Basilicata region of southern Italy still provides the thrill of discovery. Located above the “arch” of Italy’s boot, Basilicata (known locally as Lucania) may not have the glamour of the Amalfi Coast or the polish

Mountain Borghi (three Hill towns not in Tuscany)

Excerpted from Italy Magazine… “There isn’t a better time to visit a mountain village than winter, when the lamplights cast a trembling glow over the snow, and the streets are imbued with the scent of chestnuts, mulled wine and burning