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Francis Ford Coppola a modern gentiluomo and an Italian Palazzo

Francis Ford Coppola a modern gentiluomo and an Italian Palazzo | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

If you want to see how Coppola and his daughter, Sofia, think a modern gentiluomo should live, you have to drive through the gorgeous territory of Basilicata in southern Italy, along the Ionian coast, up to the hill town of Bernalda where the Coppolas have restored a 19th century palazzo into a grand and glorious resort. [...]

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Magnificent Matera

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Once you've seen Matera, you will never forget it. And that's a promise. Not because it's the capital of Basilicata, Italy or because it's one of the oldest inhabited regions in the entire peninsula. For a visitor, Matera is unforgettable for many reasons besides that. The ancient caves, the fantastic rustic food and the Byzantine frescoes make it feel prehistoric and magic. No matter what you may be drawn to, Matera is bound to resonate with you in some way before you leave. [...]

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National parks Italy: 10 good reasons to visit Pollino in Basilicata

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Few tourists find their way to Pollino – on of the large national parks Italy. A great pity considering the interesting sights and attractions. Here are 10 good reasons for visiting the area between Calabria and Basilicata.
Pollino qualifies as the largest natural park in Italy with a total area of 1820 square kilometres. The landscape is scared by deep gullies. There are dramatic rivers, secluded lakes and shady woodlands with kites and eagles circling overhead. Along with some very charming towns and villages where ancient traditions and rites are still observed.
The villages San Paolo and San Constantino Albanese are home to an Albanian community who came to Lucania between the 15th and the 17th century. They still have their own language and customs that include a bright colourful dress for women, particular food and elaborate Easter rites.
A century ago, this area then known as Lucania was controlled by outlaw gangs, highway robbers and other ‘brigante’ bandits. One of the legendary bandits was Antonio Franco, and it is said that the treasures he accumulated never have been found, so keep your eyes open if you hike along the Via del Brigante around the Pollino Mountain.
To reach the mountain tops in 2267 metres altitude, you pass through forest of beech and silver fir that makes to think you have fallen asleep and woken up in Sweden. These areas a difficult to navigate and a local expert guide is required.
For some reason the artificial lake Lago di Monte Cotugno always makes me think of ‘Tintin and the Lake of Sharks’. It has the same colours and deserted quality, even though it is supposed to be great fishing waters.
Nearby Senise is particularly famous for the local chilli peppers called ‘zafarani’. They have received igp recognition and are served in innumerable different versions as for example marmalade and crisps.

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10 Things About Basilicata: It’s Not Just a Bunch of Rocks!

10 Things About Basilicata: It’s Not Just a Bunch of Rocks! | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Basilicata may not be as popular as other Italian regions such as Tuscany, Umbria or Lombardy but it's actually a lovely place with a lot to offer.

Rocks. That’s the first thing that comes to people’s minds when the Italian region of Basilicata is mentioned. Yes, rocks.  Basilicata may not be as popular as other Italian regions such as Tuscany, Umbria or Lombardy but it’s actually a lovely place with a lot to offer, and what rocks they do have, are really remarkably pretty. If you ever find yourself planning an off-the-beaten-path holiday in Italy, then here are the ten things you need to know about Basilicata!

Sassi di Matera and its prehistoric caves

Melfi’s castle

Pollino National Park

Basilicata has GREAT wine

Carmine Crocco, the folk hero

Summer fun in Metaponto and Policoro

Lagonegro and the Mona Lisa

Craco, the Ghost Town

Chiaromonte’s ancient history

Grotta dell’Angelo’s cave adventures

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The Regions of Italy, From A to Z

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Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions is a great place to start!

The country is broken up into 20 official regions, which you can think of as districts—similar to states or provinces. What are the different regions, what are they known for, and which ones should you travel to? Here’s help!

(How many of the 20 regions have you heard of, or been to? Tell us in the comments!).

Abruzzo
Aosta Valley
Basilicata
Calabria
Campania
Emilia-Romagna
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Lazio
Le Marche
Liguria
Lombardy
Molise
Piedmont
Puglia
Sardinia
Sicily
Trentino-Alto Aldige
Tuscany
Umbria
Veneto

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Michael Housewright's comment, May 8, 2013 11:01 AM
I have been to all 20 and return to my favorites every year. I would love more time in Campania, Piemonte, and Liguria this year
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Basilicata: regione di luce - Light Region

Basilicata is a region of light and love and beauty. Shot over the course of one week in Basilicata, Italy, with six other talented artists, who quickly became newfound friends and compatriots, this video piece is my visual and aural interpretation of this amazing land and it's people. What i hope to express through this video is the emotions i felt and the stunning sights that were revealed to me on this journey. Old and young. Light and darkness. This was a sojourn i will never forget.

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