Basilicata. Heard of it? Perhaps not. It is, after all, as The Telegraph described it, ‘the forgotten corner of Italy’.
Basilicata makes up the instep of Italy, flanked by Calabria in the toe and Puglia in the heel. Whilst the terrain is largely mountainous, the region is equally famous for its great swathes of white sand, turquoise waters and grandiose archaeological parks.
A wild, uncultivated archaeological park nestled next to white-washed ancient grottos dating back to B.C, makes Matera feel rather biblical. It's the weirdest, most wonderful city I've ever visited