For the past several weeks, I have been following Silvestro Silvestori’s bicycle trip through southern Italy through his series of revealing photos and reports on his Web site. Silvestro who lives in Lecce, Puglia feels passionate about southern Italy – Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Puglia and Sicily – and wants to bring more attention to all the rich culture and history here, with a particular emphasis on the food. (After all, he owns a cooking school!) So he set out on a five-week journey to show the world that southern Italy isn’t just the beautiful beaches northern Italians and Europeans flock to each summer. I promise that you will have a new appreciation for this beautiful land after reading his dispatches.