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Matera: the city of “stones”

Matera

Matera is an “unusual” city situated in the South of Italy, not so famous and not so renowned among the most important Italian location.

It’s unusual because off the presence of “Sassi”, that’s why it’s called the City of Sassi (Sassi means Stones), or called also the “underground city”; the peculiarity and uniqueness of its old city center, makes of Matera since 1993 a World Heritage Site of Unesco.

But this city is really appreciated abroad and well-known from foreign tourists for its landscapes and panoramic views. Thanks to this suggestive views and scenery, Matera has been chosen as location of important films sets, as “Kind David” (1985 with Richard Gere), “La Passione di Cristo” of Mel Gibson dated 2004, and the last one “Ben-Hur” of 2016 with Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman.

Last 17 October 2014, Matera has been nominee as European Capital of the Culture for 2019, first southern city that received this prestigious appointment.

Possibility to overnight in suggestive hotels, take part to unforgettable excursions with private guide or have a spectacular dinner in a restaurant dug into the rock.

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