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  Basilicata. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It forms the instep of the Italian “boot.” Potenza is the capital of Basilicata, which is divided into Potenza and Matera provs.
Basilicata corresponds to most of ancient Lucania and to part of ancient Samnium.
Malaria, still a scourge on the coasts, caused the flourishing coastal towns to be abandoned in the early Middle Ages.
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 Encyclopedia: Basilicata
Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west.
Apulia is a region of Italy (called Puglia in Italian), bordering on Molise to the north-west, Campania to the south-west, Basilicata to the south, the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the south-east.
Map of the Vulture area in Basilicata (Italy) The Vulture area lies in the Province of Potenza in the region of Basilicata (Italy) comprising the communities of Atella, Barile, Ginestra, Melfi, Rapolla, Ripacandida, Rionero in Vulture, Maschito, Venosa, Ruvo del Monte, Rapolla, and San Fele.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Basilicata   (615 words)

  
 Basilicata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia to the east, Calabria to the south, it has one short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea to the south-east.
The region covers 9,992 km² and in 2001 had a population of 597,768 (pop.
The mountainous terrain made communications difficult until modern times, and Basilicata was one of the least developed provinces of Italy.
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 Basilicata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The territory of Basilicata is not a place well adapted to the human settlements due to its climate or cold or hot, mountain and hill landscape with poor agricultural land, and frequent floods of the seas which transformed the coasts in marshes.
The tourism in Basilicata is poor because of lack of the communication ways and zones of interests for tourists, the only exception is the area of Maratea.
Nevertheless the criminal situation is one of the best in Italy and the life of inhabitants of Basilicata is one of the longest in the country.
www.italycyberguide.com /Geography/regions/basilicata.htm   (955 words)

  
 Basilicata Information
Basilicata borders on Campania to the west, Apulia to the north and to the east, Calabria to the south.
Basilicata, lodged between Apulia, Campania and Calabria, can be defined as the "heart" of Southern Italy.
Basilicata, rich in popular traditions, still maintains the heritage of old pagan rituals - interwined with the Christian ones.
www.fromitaly.it /english/region/basilica/intro   (924 words)

  
 Licata Vini: Basilicata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Basilicata ranks 14th among the regions in size (9.992ha.) and 18th in population.
In Basilicata, the variety is cultivated in the provinces of Matera and Potenza where the hilly district around the Vulture yields a grape of exceptional quality.
The hilly territory of the Vulture includes the volcanic terrains in the northwest of Basilicata between the Ofantina Premurgiana zone on the border with Apulia and the Lucanian mountains.
www.licata.be /streek/basilicataUK.htm   (674 words)

  
 Basilicata, Matera, Potenza, About Italy, Italian Recipes - The Italian Cook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Small and lowly populated, Basilicata lays between Campagna, Puglia, and Calabria at the upper heal of the Italian boot claiming a tiny bit coastland on the west and the Gulf of Taranto at its bottom edge.
No grapes are native to Basilicata, but the region does produce a small quantity of red wine and white wine from vines brought by the Greeks many centuries ago.
Potenza is the capital of Basilicata, which is divided into Potenza and Matera provs.
www.italiancook.ca /Basilicata.htm   (576 words)

  
 Regional: Basilicata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nestled between Apulia and Calabria in the very south of the boot, Basilicata has little land available for grazing, so animal protein has been enjoyed rarely and the killing of the family pig (or of the landowner's pig, if the family couldn't afford its own) every winter was a big event.
What little meat was consumed was roasted or baked in hearty casseroles with potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and a scattering of herbs for flavor; today meat plays a more important on the region's tables, but the dishes remain simple and robust, as in centuries past.
Basilicata is famous for its cheeses, most of them made of sheep's milk.
www.italiancookingandliving.com /food/pf_text/r_basilicata.html   (315 words)

  
 Basilicata Region (Italy)
The gonfalon is blue with the coat of arms in the middle and the words Regione Basilicata in gold above.
Basilicata adopted on the 6 April 1999 a blue flag with the coat of arms of the region in the middle (argent four fesses wavy azure).
The arms and the gonfalone of "Regione Basilicata" have been adopted by law of 22 June 1973 (Bollettino Ufficiale, 25 July 1973).
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 Rustico: Basilicata
Historically one of Italy's poorest regions, Basilicata is also one of its least populated: high, craggy mountains and intractable soil have made agriculture a difficult proposition, and many Lucani (as the people of Basilicata are called) emigrated for luckier lands in the 1900s.
The western coast of Basilicata is known for its breathtaking views, and exclusive resorts perched on the sea.
Another typical pasta in Basilicata is made by rolling thin logs of dough around an iron rod, creating thick, hollow spaghetti that must be shaped one at a time.
www.rusticocooking.com /basilicata.htm   (1311 words)

  
 ItalianMade.com - REGIONS: Basilicata
The food of this sparsely populated region may seem as austere as its lonely uplands, yet the cooking emanates a sunny warmth that often becomes fiery, due to the chili pepper called diavolicchio that laces many a dish.
The people of Basilicata, which is also known as Lucania after the ancient Lucani people, share with their southern neighbors a taste for pasta and vegetables, mountain cheeses, lamb, mutton and pork.
Basilicata, also known as Lucania, is an often neglected region of arid hills and desolate mountains that can be bitterly cold for a southerly place.
www.italianmade.com /regions/region17.cfm   (207 words)

  
 Basilicata farmhouse holidays accommodations apartments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The territory of the region is mountainous and the deep valleys that plough the Apennino Lucano are crossed by rapid rivers and torrential.
Anciently the Basilicata was the center of a splendid Hellenic civilization that bloomed in the cities of Sires, Eraclea, Metaponto, colonies of the Great Greece.
One of the greatest poets of ancient Rome, Orazio, was born in Lucania, in the town of Venosa.
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 Basilicata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The peperone di Senise, or Senise pepper, is cultivated in a number of villages in the provinces of Matera and Potenza, in the heart of Basilicata.
Some typical dishes of the Basilicata region are lamb cooked in a pignata, or earthenware pot, and flavored with bread crumbs, carrots, cheese, and sausage, or al cuturillo, cooked with chicory.
Many of the towns in Basilicata, such as Castelsaraceno and Paterno di Lucania, stage their own chestnut celebrations, as this fruit is closely linked to the heritage of the region’s countryside.
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 Basilicata on Encyclopedia.com
Rome took the region in 272 BC; it later passed in turn to the Lombards, to the Byzantines, and (11th cent.) to the Norman duchy of Apulia, of which Melfi (now in Basilicata) was the capital.
COVER STORY: Step back in time; The beauty of Basilicata has been the Italians' secret long enough.
Where (rich) Italians; Unspoilt, uncluttered and largely unheard of by tourists, Basilicata is the place where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor fell in love...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Basilica.asp   (723 words)

  
 ItalianMade.com - REGIONS: Basilicata: The Foods
Basilicata soups, known as minestre, cover a range of vegetable and bean soups and pasta in such forms as the hand-rolled tubes called minuich, lasagne with beans and the little dumplings called strangulapreuti (priest stranglers).
Cow's milk is also used for manteca, a creamy pasta filata cheese with a filling of butter, and the rare burrino farcito, filled with butter and salame.
Basilicata, though a modest wine producer in terms of volume, boasts a grandiose red in Aglianico del Vulture, which carries the name of a vine introduced by the ancient Greeks and the volcano on whose slopes they planted it.
www.italianmade.com /regions/foods17.cfm   (215 words)

  
 Reviewer's Bookwatch: Seasons in Basilicata: a Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Seasons in Basilicata is a book that defies classification: part travel book, part history, part fiction (so I'm told by a "reliable" source close to the Yeadons), part cook book, part literary criticism.
Seasons in Basilicata has an allure that pulls the reader in and reminds us just how unexplored our world still is. More importantly it is a book in the most magnificent way.
Seasons in Basilicata is an armchair feast for those who are unable or unwilling to leave behind "responsibilities" for more than a week or two.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0RGU/is_2005_Feb/ai_n9542160   (676 words)

  
 Regione Basilicata
Unemployment remains the highest in the country, and emigration is still very much a reality, but malaria has been eradicated, previously unproductive land made fertile, and construction is under way everywhere - though often hand-in-hand with the forces of organized crime and with frequently dire consequences for the physical aspect of the land.
In Basilicata, Potenza is useful as a transport hub for the string of medieval towns lying to the north, although the town holds none of the fascination of the region's second city, Matera, whose distinctive sassi - cavelike dwellings in the heart of the town - give it a uniquely dramatic setting.
Intrigued by Carlo Levi's book on life in the Italian province of Basilicata, Christ Stopped at Eboli, the author and his wife, Anne, decided to live for a year in Aliano, the village where Levi was kept under house arrest by Mussolini for seven months in 1935-1936.
www.italiamia.com /region_basilicata.html   (566 words)

  
 Matera Basilicata
Way down in the south of Italy is the province of Basilicata, an almost unknown jewel in the trove of treasures this country has to offer.
Basilicata's natural beauty, ancient culture and deeply rooted traditions combined with the warmth and hospitality of its people, leave visitors with lasting memories.
Matera is in the south eastern part of Basilicata and if you arrive by car, it looks like just another dusty town, but don't be fooled.
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 Basilicata coastal holidays Italy Basilicata hotel accommodation
Basilicata, a southern Italy region between Campania to the north west, Puglia to the north east and Calabria to the south, and is rich in history and breathtaking landscapes.
The Basilicata Ionian coast is characterized by a wide sandy shore with small seaside resorts, the Basilicata Tyrrhenian coast, is a jagged rocky coastline with mediterranean vegetation.
The climate in the coastal areas it is mainly mediterranean and is decidedly continental in the most internal parts of Basilicata where the mountain scenery is arid and stony, or wooded and wild, as in the Pollino area, with lovely little lakes for your holidays in Italy.
www.clickonadream.com /italy-holidays/basilicata/basilicata.htm   (177 words)

  
 Search Results for Basilicata - Encyclopædia Britannica
A statistical analysis of Italy's cultural assets carried out by the presidency of the Council of Ministers shows that the cultural wealth of the nation is unevenly divided between the northern,...
town and episcopal see, Potenza provincia, Basilicata regione, southern Italy, at the foot of the volcanic mass of Monte Vulture, at an elevation of 1,742 feet (531 m), north of Potenza.
It is situated on the lower slope of Mount Vulcano, north of Potenza.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Basilicata&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (314 words)

  
 Lauria, Potenza - Basilicata - Italy
The town is situated on a rocky spur jutting out from the Serra di Sant'Elia, on the left bank of the valley of the Noce river, a rugged territory of forests and waters which in included in the Pollino National Park.
In 1680 Eleonora Exarques died heirless, and the fiefdom was bought by the Dukes Calà di Tappa.
In 1735 Charles III Bourbon, appalled by the conditions of Basilicata, ordered a report on all the towns, and at the time Lauria had 6000 inhabitants, a rich prosperous wrought iron sector, and the flsmiths had specialized in making rifles (they were called "fucilari").
www.italyworldclub.com /basilicata/potenza/lauria.htm   (606 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Seasons in Basilicata : A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Intrigued by Carlo Levi's book on life in the Italian province of Basilicata, Christ Stopped at Eboli, the author and his wife, Anne, decided to live for a year in Aliano, the village where Levi was kept under house arrest by Mussolini for seven months in 1935–1936.
When Yeadon's year in Basilicata was over, the sense of poignancy and sadness at leaving was palpable.
Basilicata is indeed a wonderful and under-rated region of Italy.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/006053110X?v=glance   (1971 words)

  
 Humbul full record view for -- Regione Basilicata - il consiglio - le pubblicazioni
Regione Basilicata, Italy, has financed with public funds the production of several e-books that are freely downloadable in PDF format.
The e-books cover the following areas: archaeology of the water during the Classical period; the Classical sanctuary at Torre Satriano; funerary contexts in the Greek colony of Metaponto,; amber between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages; and archaeology of the medieval castles.
All the books are in Italian and have been written by scholars and researchers from universities and the superintendence to the antiquities in the region.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full2.php?id=16355   (265 words)

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