Pietrapertosa is a small village in the Potenza province of Basilicata, with 1,200 residents. It is beautifully located in the Dolomiti Lucane, a mountain range that shares name and beauty with its more famous cousins, up North. Its name comes from the imponent rocky peak that welcomes everyone visiting the village: nature made a hole in it that pa...

Caciocavallo Silano DOP is without doubt one of the oldest and most typical spun curd cheeses of southern Italy. It was mentioned by Hippocrates in 500 B.C. when describing the art used by the Greeks when preparing “Cacio” (cheese). This dairy tradition, which originated in the Sila Plateau, gradually expanded along the Apennine ridge in southern I...

Did you know that Basilicata is the second least visited region in Italy? Not only this, but my adventure to Basilicata even avoided the most popular tourist spots in one of the least visited regions of Italy. The idea of the Viaggio Italiano trip is to discover nine remote villages — known as the Borghi Italiani — across the region of Basilicata a...

Rock churches, stone labyrinth, art and traditions: Matera, european capital of culture 2019, astonishes visitors. This city is the perfect destination during the. Ready to discover like a local?  10. Discover terraces on Sassi di Matera Matera showes off a lot of natural terraces where watching rural landscape making incredible photographes. You h...

The Basilicata Territorial Promotion Agency, in collaboration with Enit and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing for the end of November "Roots - In," the first international tourism exchange of origins. There is another Italy in the world. Even bigger. It is an Italy made up of some 80 million people, Italians or desc...

Perched on a tuff cliff, at more than 800 meters above sea level, between the broad Bradano river valley and the Fiumarella stream, it is truly the “caelsae nidum Acherontiae”, the “eagle’s nest of Acerenza” described by the Latin poet Horace, born in the nearby Venosa. The layout of the town is that of the typical medieval walled Borgo. To those a...

As the entire world quickly shut down in 2020 for the pandemic, my inner world slowly opened up in new and exciting ways. Finding myself at home on Hilton Head Island on the coast of South Carolina in the USA with extra time, I committed to an earnest and thorough effort to finally research my genealogy. It wasn’t long before I was completely engro...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the energy issue has been one of the most debated in Europe: with large countries almost fully dependent on Russian sources, fears for rising prices and the potential block of Russian energy imports run high.  We are now facing a difficult winter in Italy, with both oil and gas more expensive than they hav...

I had previously visited Matera on a day trip during my road trip through Puglia but had only stayed a few hours. I’ve since come back to the Jerusalem of Italy and stayed a few nights more just because I loved it so much the first time. Matera is a one of a kind place in a country filled with one of a kind places. It’s unique to the point that oth...