Basilicata – Southern Italy

Basilicata – Southern Italy –

A portion of my family emigrated to America from a little town named Pietraroia in the Basilicata Region. For those of us not familiar with this area…..

Basilicata also known as Lucania, is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south, having one short southwestern coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania in the northwest and Calabria in the southwest, and a longer one to the southeast on the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea between Calabria in the southwest and Apulia in the northeast. The region can be thought of as the “instep” of Italy, with Calabria functioning as the “toe” and Apulia the “heel”. The region covers about 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi) and in 2010 had a population slightly under 600,000. The regional capital is Potenza. The region is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera.

Basilicata is the most mountainous region in the south of Italy, with 47% of its area of 9,992 km2 (3,858 sq mi) covered by mountains.

Continue on to Our

NEXT PAGE

for this Excellent Video on Basilicata

Everybody Loves Italian

From Wikipedia

From You Tube

Dominic & Frank Celebrating Life, Love & the Italian Experience

Click here to visit our webpage for a daily dose of Happiness

One Response to “Basilicata – Southern Italy”

  1. I was born at castelgrande province of potenza. I left Italy when I was 13 years old, for Montreal Canada, but i still maintain old tradition and cooking.

Leave a Reply