Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria shopping

Top Choice Food in Parco Nazionale della Sila

Antica Salumeria Campanaro

Even among Italian delicatessens, this long-established salumeria is something special. It’s a temple to all things fungoid (get your Sila porcini here) as well as an emporium of fine meats, cheeses, pickles, sweetm…
Arts & Crafts in Lecce

Cartapesta Riso

Lecce is famous for its papier-mâché figures, known as cartapesta. It's hard to believe these detailed artworks are made of paper: once the straw skeleton is overlaid with paper, shaped, coloured and burnt with spec…
Jewellery in Matera

Elisa & Janna

The eponymous Elisa and Janna are (respectively) an Italian goldsmith and sculptor and a Swedish gemologist who combine precious stones with salvaged materials (copper piping, electrical wire and such) to make uniqu…
Food & Drinks in Matera

Il Buongustaio

With walls and deli cabinets bursting with preserves, pasta, cheeses, sweetmeats and smallgoods, this is the place to stock up on Matera's prodotti tipici (typical products).
Wine in Bari

Enoteca Vinarius de Pasquale

Stock up on Pugliese drops such as Primitivo di Manduria at this gorgeous old wine shop, founded in 1911.
Food & Drinks in Bari

Il Salumaio

Breathe in the delicious smells of Puglia's best produce at this venerable delicatessen.
Arts & Crafts in Matera


This craft shop stands out among the tawdrier outlets selling tufa lamps and tiles. Its speciality is the cuccù, a brightly painted ceramic whistle in the shape of a cockerel, which was once prized by Matera's child…
Arts & Crafts in Matera

Sassi in Miniatura

Pick up a unique souvenir at this workshop, where craftsman Eustachio Rizzi has spent decades recreating the unique architecture of Matera in miniature. You'll marvel at the attention to detail in Rizzi's Lilliputia…
Food & Drinks in Matera

L'Antica Credenza

'The Ancient Sideboard' groans with the prodotti tipici (typical products) of Basilicata, including vegetables preserved sott'olio (under oil), top-quality peperoni crusci (dried peppers), honey, oils, confectionery…
Arts & Crafts in Matera

Schiuma Post Design

Local designer Tommaso Schiuma is the creative imagination behind the unique furniture and accessories in this stylish little shop. From larger pieces such as modular birchwood bookshelves to small magnetic woodcuts…