Caroline Feetam convinces us why the Basilicata region is well worth considering for an Italian break...
Every day the light is different.
A new shadow, a new fold in the mountainside
The curves stand majestic, enchanting, alive
So far away yet so familiar
Steady like the side of a ship
Majestic and strong like a horse’s flanks
But every day it breathes and grows
Never the same from one day to the next
Motionless but impossible to memorise
Every day it seems new and more beautiful
Reassuringly present every morning and every night
Undefeatable yet passive and quiet
Christmas Markets in Italy by Stefania Gatta
Alpine Italy lights up for the Christmas season with some of the most interesting Christmas Markets on offer in Europe, combining Mediterranean flavours and
German traditions, festive food and wine, gift ideas, decorations and local handicraft.