Matera Matera is located in the Basilicata region of Italy. Long ago, people lived in prehistoric caves which were once denounced as a “national shame.” Families were living in them without plumbing or electricity, and with filth and disease into the 1950s. The Sassi (divided into Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano) has some of the oldest inhabited settlements in the world. In fact, archeologists have found artifacts in the caves dating back to the Neolithic […]
An Amazing Building – Palazzo Della Pilotta Within the beautiful Palazzo Della Pilotta in Parma, Italy you will actually find four museums. They are The National Gallery, Palatine Library, Museum Bodoni, Archaeological Museum, and the Teatro Farnese. As a result of the number of museums, it is worth your time to allow a few hours to enjoy them all. Our photos really don’t do it justice, truly. This post contains affiliate links. Our Italian […]
Selinunte While driving from Marsala to Sciacca in Sicily, we decided to stop at Selinunte and see the temples. It was an easy drive and signs directing you were everywhere. The ruins of the city are located in the municipality of Castelvetrano, in the southern part of the province of Trapani. Most noteworthy, Selinunte is the largest archaeological park in Europe and covers about 670 acres and 2,500 years of history. This post contains […]
Conversano A place that will always be in our hearts ♥♥ Conversano is a little gem unspoiled by mass tourism and a wonderful place to experience authentic Puglian life. The moment we got off the train, we knew this town was going to be special. This small town is located in the Province of Bari. We used this town as a “home base” for exploring the Puglia region. This post contains affiliate links. Our […]
Marsala is more than wine; it is an amazing place to visit! You may know about its sweet dessert wines, but few people realize what a beautiful small town Marsala truly is. In the historic center, Piazza della Repubblica is one of the main squares and is a great place to people watch. Grab a coffee at one of the several bars and take in the sites. The streets are paved in beautiful slabs of marble, and the narrow streets are charming.