Next month, we are traveling to Southern Italy from Philadelphia by way of the Pacific Northwest. Does this make sense? Not really. Are we excited? Hell yeah!
As adventurous travelers, we sometimes have to suspend all common sense and submit to the quest. Flying across the United States to attend a food writing conference and then taking three planes to enjoy the best that Southern Italy has to offer – this makes perfect sense to us.
Why Southern Italy?
We first became curious about Southern Italy a few years ago while enjoying Southern Italian wines at a quaint enoteca in Florence – Aglianico del Vulture in particular.
Also, our love for all things pizza demands a Napoli pizza crawl.
After a few days of exploring Naples and its frenetic streetscape, we’re hopping into a car to discover some less traveled areas of the South including the ancient city of Matera and the trulli houses in Puglia.
We will surely eat some pasta, salumi and cheese along the way. And olives, lots of olives.
But first we’re going to eat pizza.
Have you been to Naples, Basilicata and/or Puglia? If so, we’d love your recommendations!