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Italian villages: Acerenza, Basilicata


January 18th, 2016

For Italian Heart’s celebration of Italian villages, here is a post about Acerenza in Basilicata region. Enjoy! The Oscans, who were among the first Lucanian tribes, occupied the uplands of Basilicata, including the place that they called  “Akere”, later ”Acherutia”. The Latin poet Horace mentioned it as  “Acherontia”, bringing the name back to its true... View Article

Bread stamps


July 2nd, 2015

The bread stamps are one of the historical expressions of pastoral art in the Southern Italy, in particular in the area of Matera where until the first half of the twentieth century people marked the bread before baking it in the communal ovens, so they could be recognised by the owner. Made in hand carved... View Article

Matera, the sassi city


May 4th, 2015

A couple of weekends ago my mum was needing a break form the frenetic daily life so she indulged into a two days guided tour in Puglia and Basilicata that took her to see the majestic castel del Monte and the world famous “sassi di Matera”. Two of her must see spots that were still... View Article