The Essence
of Southern Italy

writer about Italy
Karen Haid
at the Archeological Museum
in Reggio Calabria, Italy

Karen Haid

Karen Haid is the award-winning author of Calabria: The Other Italy and continues her exploration of the bel paese with her latest book Basilicata: Authentic Italy. A fluent Italian speaker, she has spent many years in Southern Italy getting to know the people, their land and culture, which she brings to life in her vivid writing, praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “an intoxicating blend of humor, joy, and reverence.” Follow her virtually on her popular My Italian Blog and her numerous social media pages that focus on Southern Italy. Or join her on a tour to Italy with her company Karen’s Travel LLC.


“Part history, part travel guide, part memoir – and as informed and informative as it is engaging and entertaining”
Midwest Book Review 

Tours to Calabria

Karen’s Travel LLC

Travel through the fascinating region in the toe of the Italian boot with Karen Haid, award-winning author of Calabria: The Other Italy, on an in-depth Calabria tour. Enjoy spectacular scenery, visit quaint villages and world-class museums, learn all about Calabria yesterday and today while indulging in great food and wine on a small-group tour of this beautiful, uncrowded territory in the very south of Italy.

Italian National Park
Pollino National Park

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