Basilicata

Matera; Ancient Rock Churches, Modern Art and More

May 26, 2014
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On our last day in matera we had the opportunity to walk around and explore the winding streets of the town, visit the wonderful modern art museum set inside a series of caves and check out the Rupustrian rock churches which lay across the valley from our terrace. I love modern art and the MUSMA […]

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A Walking Tour Through the Sassi in Matera Italy

May 18, 2014
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If you’ve heard of Matera, then you’ve most likely heard of the Sassi. Matera sits on the border of Basilicata and Puglia in what would the arch of Italy’s “boot”. The word sassi translates to stones, but in this case refers to the two neighborhoods, the Sassi Caveoso and Sassi Barisano, which are comprised of […]

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Puglia and Basilicata 2013; Travel Tips, Resources and Logistics

October 30, 2013
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In October 2013 my mother and I spent nine days in the Puglia and Basilicata regions of southern Italy. Before I left, whenever I told people where I was going, the response I got was “Oooh, you’re going to Italy? Where?“, My answer, “Puglia”, usually evoked quizzical looks, fully expecting my answer to be “Tuscany” […]

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