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Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019

After Florence, Bologna and Genoa, European Capital of Culture status is now shining a spotlight on another Italian city. The southern Italian city of Matera, one of the world's longest continuously inhabited cities, is the 2019 European Capital of Culture. In 1993, the so-called Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera, with [...]

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Matera: get to know Italy’s most spectacular city

Located in a remote corner in the southern region of Basilicata, Matera is a breathtakingly beautiful maze-like settlement of ancient stone dwellings dug into soft tufa limestone, on the side of the Gravina Valley. Known for its picturesque Sassi districts, the first site in Southern Italy to be declared a World Heritage Site, the small town of [...]