We saw a lot, ate a lot and had a great time visiting with family and I am going to break-up our trip into a couple parts. This first part covers our first few days in
We then headed into the rolling hills of Lucania and spent the night in Genzano di Lucania. This is a town where most of the centro storico has been abandoned for newer housing after earthquakes over the years have weakened many buildings. Some people were starting to do work in the centro but there still is a lot to be done. There are many towns in this area with a similar history of abandoning the old for the new.
The countryside in this area is rolling hills covered with wheat fields that have recently been plowed interspersed with vineyards and olive groves. There are few towns and houses dotting the hill sides as well as little industry so the views are crisp and clear.
The next day we drove over to Castel del Monte, I think one of the most striking castles in
We then headed on to