Matera is a surprisingly interesting, fascinating and unequaled destination in Italy. This town, located in the Southern region of Basilicata, is well-known for the ancient cave dwellings called “sassi”. A guided tour of Matera cannot miss them! In 1993 the town was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the “most intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region”. Since then it has become the perfect destination for an off-the-beaten track experience in Italy. Matera is also the town where Mel Gibson filmed The Passion of the Christ.
The Cathedral was built in the 13th century above the ruins of benedectine monastery, on the top of the hill that offers an amazing view of the district of Sasso Barisano.
This church dates back to the 14th century. It is one the main religious points of reference of Matera.
It is a typical house partly excavated in the rock and partly built, with furniture and tools of rural culture. The house was inhabited until 1957 by a family of 11 people.
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