Matera – the Subterranean City

By | May 2nd, 2016|Italy|

Matera has long been known as the Subterranean City. No massive prizes for guessing why, but more on that later. Located in southern Italy, in the region of Basilicata, Matera has been declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019.  It's a beautiful spot, and somewhere I was lucky enough to spend a couple [...]

Il Volo dell’angelo / The Flight of the Angel zipwire – Basilicata

By | July 2nd, 2014|Italy, Video|

Il Volo dell’angelo, or the Flight of the Angel as it is known in English, is not just Italy's, but also the world’s fastest zipwire. Yep, THE fastest.  Not 2nd fastest, not 3rd or 4th, THE fastest.  How fast?  120kph fast. Seriously fast.  Fast enough to make you eyes water and for your cheeks to do [...]

Exploring the Italian ghost town of Craco

By | June 18th, 2014|Italy|

As an Englishman, the chance to visit an area of the world which was once used as a set for a James Bond 007 movie is terribly exciting.  From the moment I received my #helloBasilicata itinerary a visit to Craco stood out a country mile as something I thought I would love and learn a [...]

Basilicata In Mapped Instagram Photos

By | June 8th, 2014|Italy, Real Time Blogging|

Oh hello Basilicata, didn't see you there, lurking in the south, on the instep of the boot, away from the likes of Milan, Venice, Rome and Florence.  No litterally, I did not see you there.  Who are you?  Where did you come from? I wont lie, before the start of the year I knew little [...]