A Life of Taste, Joy, Villages,

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Craco, ghost town

Craco, ghost town

Craco is a town deserted, tucked away in the province of Matera, among the remotest stretches of Basilicata. It is virtually unreachable, cut off...

Corniglia, one of five

Corniglia, one of five

The image that opens this brief (and insufficient) ode to the unique beauty of Corniglia is not the best. It’s not to most spectacular image, no...

Tropea: more than onions

Tropea: more than onions

The PGI-certified Red Onion of Tropea, Calabria is widely known, widely used and generally beloved for its taste, smell and texture. Most, if not...

Glorenza, the little city

Glorenza, the little city

On May 22, 1499, Val Venosta saw the armies of the Three Leagues and the Swabian League march across it, taking the Alpine valleys for their own. Foll...

Civita, dying forever

Civita, dying forever

The silence, the emptiness. You feel slightly weightless, up there at Civita, the rocky spur that topples into a vast sea of nothingness. It’s a...

Bevagna, port of the land

Bevagna, port of the land

It would be hurried to call an undulating clearing on the plain a gigantic sheet of Umbria, especially if one overlooks the region’s complex riv...