photo travels through italy 2013
Maratea, Lecche & Matera, Milan, Rome
Documenting travel throughout Italy, one of my favorite places to travel and home for my family for a time. A large part of the trip focused on the south- a more remote and rugged area of the country.
Maratea is a costal town located on the west coast region of Calabria, where forests and mountains meet the ocean. This region is famous for earthquakes and a very spicy Calabrian sausage.
Lecche is often referred to as ‘the Florence of the south’ due to the towns use of white marble in it’s construction. Located in the Puglia region near the east coast, this agricultural region grows most of Italy’s wheat and olives.
Matera is one of the oldest continually inhabited places of the world. A world heritage site, these residences are caves, carved directly into the hillside and built out over time from there. The setting is quite powerful, unique and it’s located in middle of the Basilicata region.
Rome is one of my favorite cities. Something about the hectic city life, reminds me of New York but with ancient ruins and squares built in the roman times.