Journey to the small, rocky region in the heart of the Italian south, to a land where ancient pagan rites live alongside those of the Catholic Church, world-class wine washes down edible hyacinth bulbs, zip-lines parallel old mule trails, and the air is infused with the ideals of Roman poets and brigands. Best known for the evocative cave dwellings of Matera, Basilicata packs an incredible diversity into the unassuming instep of the Italian boot.
To discover what makes this region tick, the author traverses Mediterranaen beaches and Alpine forests, visits medieval castles and modest homes, attends folkloric festivals and samples earthy local cuisine, uncovering Basilicata past and present, from pre-Greek to the story of emigration that continues today.Über die Autorin / über den Autor:
Karen Haid is the award-winning author of Calabria: The Other Italy and continues her exploration of the bel paese with the neighboring Basilicata region. A fluent Italian speaker, she has spent many years in Southern Italy getting to know the people, their land and culture, which she brings to life in her vivid writing, praised by Publisher's Weekly as "an intoxicating blend of humor, joy, and reverence."Preis: CHF 35.30