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Rediscover Italy Podcast - Cassandra Lena Santoro & Laura Thayer EPISODE 9, 12th July 2021
Discovering Basilicata with Valerie Fortney Schneider
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Discovering Basilicata with Valerie Fortney Schneider

SHOW RECAP: In this episode, we’re taking you to one of Italy’s lesser-known regions, the southern region of Basilicata. And to help us do that is local, Valerie Fortney an American who has family roots in Basilicata and has lived in the region for 10 years. With more than 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry and along with her husband, Bryan Schneider, they’ve channeled this experience and passion for Basilicata into their company My Bella Basilicata. A company that specializes in genealogy research and heritage tours of the region. Valerie is also a freelance travel writer and author of “52 Things to See and Do in Basilicata.”

WHAT TO EXPECT: Expect to learn that Basilicata is known for having one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world (the town of Matera). But also expect to be surprised about how much more this untouched region has to offer. From the picturesque town of Castelmezzano to the beautiful seaside coastline of Maratea and a glimpse into why this area is one of the most mountainous in all of Italy (there is even a "Dolomites of the south").

We are sure that Valerie will leave you inspired to not only start packing your bags to travel back to Italy soon but also consider seeing Basilicata from the country to the coast.

See Our Show Notes For More Tips: https://rediscoveritalypodcast.com/episode-9/

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