Tag: Southern Italy

Basilicata, Italy's Regions


Basilicata is a mountainous region in Southern Italy, located in the instep of the Italian boot between Puglia, Calabria and Campania.  It has two short coastlines, one to the west along the Tyrrhenian Sea and the other to the south on the Ionian Sea. Once occupied by the Romans, Basilicata...

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Italy's Regions, Puglia


      Puglia. I fell in love with Puglia when my husband and I first visited the region. In fact we came home talking about moving there. So far, this hasn’t been possible but you never know, one day! Puglia’s towns, villages and landscapes reminded me a lot of Greece (which...

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Campania, Italy's Regions


The Campania region of Italy lies south of Rome along the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west coast of the Italian peninsula. The region, which includes famous travel destinations such as Pompeii, the Amalfi coast and the islands of Capri and Ischia, is also famous for its food (well, which part of Italy...

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Calabria, Italy's Regions


If you asked me what comes to mind when I hear the word ‘Calabria’, I would say spicy Italian food! On the whole Italian food isn’t spicy, certainly not here in the north where I live, but down south it’s different. Calabria isn’t one of Italy’s most well-known tourist destinations...

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Italy's Regions, Sicily


  Sicily, the island of plenty!  Apart from Veneto, the region I live in, Sicily is the part of Italy I have spent the most time in. My husband is Sicilian and of course we have paid many visits to his family there. However, even before I met my husband and moved to Italy, I had...

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