07 January 2017
Most people have a vision of southern Italy as sunny and warm all year. Though we may be less than 100 miles from the three coasts we are in the mountains at 2500 ft. This means it can be cold in the winter, but snow is infrequent. This January has been different so far. A blast of cold and snow has moved across the Adriatic Sea and settled over Italy, what the Italian news agency ANSA is calling the worst in 20 years. They are dubbing it the "Epiphany Blizzard".
01 January 2017
The first thing you notice when approaching Brienza is the castle that stands above the medieval quarter. Some of the family names from Brienza are Lopardo, Collazzo, Scelzo, Palladino, Macchia, Molinaro, Varallo.
18 December 2016
Palazzo San Gervasio is located near the border with Puglia. The main church is named for San Nicola. You will find these names in and around Palazzo San Gervasio: Palermo, Liberatore, Cancellara, Paradiso, Saponara, Cicoria, Griesi.
22 August 2016
The small town of Garaguso has roots that reach back to the time of when Basilicata was part of Magna Grecia. You will find these names in Garaguso: Rizzuti, Auletta, Colucci, Salerno, Moles, Costanzo
15 August 2016
Accettura is located in a national park and is well-known for their unique festival in May involving trees. Common names in Accettura are: Piliero, Bartiluccio, Perriello, Sampogna, Morace, Trojano