In “Strolls through Italy, Volume 5”, Gregorovius continues his enlightening exploration of Italy’s lesser-known regions. This volume concentrates on his explorations of the Apulia region, which is located in the heel of Italy. Gregorovius serves as a knowledgeable guide through the region’s Byzantine, Norman, and Swabian pasts, emphasizing architectural, cultural, and historical relics from each era.
The convergence of diverse cultures and the resultant synthesis that shapes regional identity are the central themes of this volume. This is demonstrated by Gregorovius’ in-depth exploration of iconic cities such as Bari and Lecce, as well as his excursions to rural areas and smaller towns, where he reveals the vitality of local life and traditions.