European Capital of Culture for 2019, Matera is a fundamental stop on your journey to discover the south of Italy, between Puglia and Basilicata.
Fascinating and mysterious, this city is unique in the world: you will be entranced by visiting it and surprised to learn about its difficult history and the desire of its inhabitants, who have a deep bond with their traditions and land, to improve their lot.
Visiting the city is like going back in time, being catapulted into an ancient era in a city with architecture that has not changed over the years, the cave-houses are still furnished and the many rock churches: Matera has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1993 for these aspects as well.
Many important events take place in this picturesque spot: the Living Nativity and the Carnival are the events that attract the most people. The city has also been the location of important films such as “The Gospel according to Matthew” by Pasolini and Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”.
A tour of Matera will give you a guided tour of a perfectly preserved Cave House, the Rock Church, Cantina 18 and a shop of local products: your time in Matera will be wonderful, welcomed by the passion of the inhabitants and the indisputable beauty of the “Sassi” and the breathtaking view of the Murgia.