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Southern Italy Travel Notes

Basilicata, Campania - includes Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, Molise, Puglia (Apulia), Calabria, Sardinia (Sardegna), Sicily (Sicilia). See topics listed below.

Regions of Southern Italy

Basilicata | Campania | Molise | Puglia | Calabria

Sardinia | Sicily

Contents

Campania (Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast)

Cheese Throwing in Pontelandolfo: La ruzzola del formaggio winter festival.

See Naples and Die!: Naples travel guide. Touring Naples and the Phlegraean Fields.

Naples Book List: Recommended books, including guides, fiction and historical to help you prepare for and enjoy your trip to Naples.

Herculaneum, Ancient City South of Naples: Detailed guide with photos to the houses in Herculaneum.

Two Delightful Thermal Gardens on the Island of Ischia: A description of two spas on Ischia: Poseidon Gardens and Negombo.

Visiting Volcanoes in Italy: Vesuvius in Campania, Mt. Etna in Sicily.

The Sorrento Webcam: A webcam in the center of Sorrento lets you keep in touch with Italy when you are not there.

Sorrento and Amalfi Area: Things to do in Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. Parking notes for Positano.

Sorrento, Capri & the Ancient Cities: Don't take the overcrowded boat tour to the Blue Grotto! Rent your own boat and explore some of the other equally beautiful areas.

Ten Days on Ischia: Beyond the Castle and Garden, Ischia's three offerings include thermal springs, hiking, and beaches; some of which are more impressive than others.

Grape Harvest at Tenuta Cavalier Pepe: Ever wanted to help with the grape harvest in Italy? Here's a first-hand account.

Ischia, the Island of the Universal Garden: Recipes, and some memories, from Ischia.

Puglia

Top 5 Caves in Puglia: highlights of caves, both water and land for the spelunker.

Top 10 Food Destinations in Puglia: if you're a foodie (or wine lover), these are the cities/areas, and dishes to try, when visiting Puglia.

Orecchiette Lane, Bari Vechia: the sites, sounds and smells of the street where hand-made pasta is created.

Puglia and Matera in 10 days: Travel notes, accommodations, restaurants.

Puglia Travel Guide : What to see and do, food notes.

Calabria

Calabria Travel Notes: Some resources for learning about this region.

Cooking in Calabria: Report of a week-long cooking class at the Institute of Advanced Culinary & Pastry Arts.

Sardinia

Small Towns in Central Sardinia: ideas for visiting some of the beautiful areas and towns in the center of the island.

A Day Hike in Sardinia: a little vignette (aka postcard) describing a hike from near the town of Baunei down to the beach at Cala Goloritzè.

An Archeological Mystery: Santo Stefano Rock Altar: a pagan or early Christian archeological site, as yet to be determined, with easy access for visitors.

Magical Ogliastra on a Bicycle: cycling through this rugged mountain region of Sardinia.

Walking an Ancient Roman Path Along the Sardinian Coast: how to find and hike along a path that utilizes part of an ancient Roman road.

The Slow Traveler Goes to a Resort: Seven days on the East Coast of Sardinia.

Perceptions of Sardinia: Reasons to visit this still relatively unknown island in the middle of the Mediterranean.

Sicily

Sicily Travel Guide: How to get there, things to do and see, beaches, accommodations.

Taking the Train to Sicily: Taking the train from Sorrento to Taormina, Sicily.

Traveling in Sicily: Sicily is wonderful, but it is not the easiest place to travel.

Sicily: Another Point of View: Other views on travel in Sicily.

Street Food of Palermo: Fast food? Invented by the Palermitani centuries ago. Palermo's streets have always teemed with the carts and kiosks of street vendors - the mensari - calling out their wares in Palmeritano dialect as they fry in great vats and then season the many delicacies of the cucina povera.

Sicily Volcanoes: Visiting the volcanic islands of Stromboli and Lipari and a motorcycle road trip to Mt. Etna. Hotel/B&B recommendations, restaurant recommendations, and finding fresh Pecorino cheese. Recipe for Penne al Pistacchio.

Palermo's Welcoming Nobility: Touring some of the privately-owned Noble Palazzi (palaces) in Palermo, Sicily.

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