Calabria, Puglia & Basilicata Italy October 7th 2009 Trip to Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia (Apulia) (southern Italy) - October 2008My husband was born in Italy, but left when he was a little boy and grew up in Ontario, Canada. Since 1990 he has been back 5 times and we have criss-crossed the entire length from north to South, including Sicily many times. Three years ago while on a trip with a friend, my husband tra ... read more
Europe » Italy Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
I am a retired teacher from Central Ontario, Canada. I love to travel and try to avoid large cities and super highways. My favourite places to travel are Europe which I have covered from Finland to Sicily and Portugal to Czech Republic many times. My favourites are Spain, Slovenia and Italy all of which have received 3 to 10 visits. Only the THREE most recent trips to Southern Italy are presented here. Puglia has become our favorite region with 5 visits in the last 8 years and we continue to return every 12-18 months.
My wife Carol and I, also travel (camping) a lot to the ... full info