Many who visit Italy often go no further south than Rome on their travels. Other than perhaps the Amalfi Coast, southern Italy has long been overlooked by American tourists. Truly one of the most beautiful areas of Italy, although not as economically developed as its cousins to the north, southern Italy has a lot to offer. From the ancient white-washed mushroom-shaped huts known as Trulli in Puglia, to the volcanic beaches of the Basilicata coastline, to the rocky terrain of Calabria, the variety of destinations is endless. And let’s not forget the food and wine, which are both very well represented in this area. Particularly the Apulian wines from the Primitivo grapes and the Basilicata wines from the Aglianico grapes, which both pair well with some of the most wholesome, fresh and delicious cuisine in all of Italy.