The stunningly beautiful Italian region of Basilicata is emerging as an intriguing offbeat destination. Still virtually undiscovered, it feels timeless.
Bari is the gateway city to Basilicata and Puglia and offers excellent restaurants. One of the hotels there, Hotel Oriente Bari, recently got an upgrade.
The ancient hilltop village of Craco, Italy, was finally abandoned after an earthquake in 1980. It is now possible to explore it via hard-hat tours.
A local guide makes a visit to the ancient town of Matera, Italy, much more rewarding. The name everyone recommended was Francesco Foschino.
Basilicata is known for having the best bread in Italy. These four restaurants make the most of it and the locally made olive oil, cheeses, lamb and beef.
In this issue, we introduce a new region of Italy to readers: the remote region of Basilicata, which reminded us of travel to Italy the way it used to be.
The ancient Greeks introduced grapes to Basilicata. Because of the volcanic soil and elevation of the vineyards, the wines here are elegant and robust.