from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of southern Italy bordering on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Taranta. It forms the instep of the Italian "boot.”
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- proper n. a region of southern Italy.
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- n. a region of southern Italy (forming the instep of the Italian `boot')
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Yesterday my Dad sent me a passage from Seasons in Basilicata in which the author describes a memorable meal: "And so we had a kind of pre-dinner around a large kitchen table in a toasty warm kitchen with a platter of bruschetta spread with tomato sauce (home made of course), fat slices of pecorino (ditto), and beautiful red peppers stuffed with a mixture of minced crumbled bread, anchovies, garlic, cheese, and egg and roasted in the oven with home made olive oil."
My Dad is currently reading Seasons in Basilicata: A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village by David Yeadon.
The town, near the UNESCO-recognized troglodyte settlement of Matera in southern Basilicata, was home to the elder Coppola's grandfather, Agostino.
The town, near the UNESCO-recognized troglodyte settlement of Matera in southern Basilicata, was home to the elder Coppola's grandfather, Agostino, before he emigrated to the United States.
"It's the anklebone and instep of Italy's boot; this sizable province called Basilicata, east of Salerno, north of Calabria.
My Italian wife grew up in a small town in the southern region of Basilicata, when the rhythms of daily existence were still strictly regulated by the church calendar, the seasonal needs of an agricultural economy and folk customs whose origins had long before faded from memory.
His peripatetic lifestyle is about to relocate him from M é rida to Basilicata in Puglia, southern Italy.
Sporadais, said to be off the coast of Metaponto in Basilicata on the
The setting for this story is putting the spotlight on the south of Italy and the regions of Calabria in the toe of the boot, Basilicata above Calabria, Puglia in the heel, but also
Yvonne A off the coast of Maratea in Basilicata, and the Voriais