Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic Connectitalia-NZ tours in Italy for 2022 have been cancelled. All tour bookings for 2023 in Italy remain open. Exclusive Small Group Tours of New Zealand planned for later this year are now open. If you have any questions and or want to know more about our Exclusive Small Group Tours of New Zealand and Italy please contact us. We will be delighted to hear from you.
Visitors to the tiny hilltop village of Aliano in Southern Italy are very unlikely to forget it. The surrounding countryside is as desolate as a lunar landscape and the village is perched precariously on top of calanchi which are deforested, sandy soiled, rocky hills. In 1980, a major earthquake shook the region of Basilicata and rendered many of Aliano’s clay buildings uninhabitable. Young people have moved away to find their fortune and the population now numbers less than