Southern Italy

Southern Italy is distinctly different from Northern Italy. The land is sparsely populated and the economy has historically been based on agriculture (and still largely is). The climate is hotter and more Mediterranean, as is the food. Temperaments are even spicier than their northern counterparts and regional variations – in dialect, cuisine, and traditions, are strong. The beaches are fantastic, the weather is hot, the energy is high and the food is traditional and amazing.

Historically the regions of southern Italy have been relatively isolated from the economically and trade oriented north, and from Naples, the capital of the region and an important port city for centuries. This makes for a completely distinct experience for the traveler who ventures from Rome and explores the lesser known southern regions – not only Naples and the Amalfi Coast, but also small white washed villages and the trulli of Pugila, the ancient sassi (cave dwellings) of Basilicata, lively village festivals, Renaissance Lecci, and all else that there is to see and experience in this rugged, raw, alluring destination.

Southern Italy

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