Matera

  

Matera is the main city of Basilicata, an Italian region bordering Apulia. Matera is protected by Unesco: the historical center is unique in the world. It is divided in two districts named Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso: they are separated by a ravine where the rill Gravina di Matera flows.The peculiarity of this city are the houses dug in the calcareous rocks: the most ancient are real caves, simple holes on the mountain sides. In the Fifties the Italian govern started a program to built new more comfortable houses for the inabitants, so that the center was almost abandoned, but in the late Eighties it was understood its historical and artistic importance. The restoration brought new life to the Sassi (an Italian word meaning stones) so that Matera became UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wandering up and down among the alleys give the chance to make a trip in the past. If you are visiting Apulia and you are in Bari, don't miss to go to Matera: in hour and half by train you will reach this magic city and you will never forget it.



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Matera cathedral Sasso

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Matera caves rocks

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Matera caves rocks prehistory

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Matera church cross


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Matera hill caves

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Matera historical center

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Matera house

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Matera house roof


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Matera house roofs tiles

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Matera house Sasso Barisano

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Matera house spout water

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Matera house spout water pipes


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Matera houses

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Matera houses roofs

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Matera houses world heritage

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Matera houses world heritage Basilicata


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Matera houses world heritage palace

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Matera Mater Domini

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Matera ravine Gravina rill

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Matera ravine valley


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Matera rocks

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Matera rocks church

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Matera rocks cliff

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Matera Saint Agostino monastery


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Matera Saint Biagio

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Matera Saint Domenico

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Matera Saint Francesco

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Matera Saint Francesco church


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Matera Saint Francesco church night

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Matera Saint Giovanni Battista nave apse

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Matera Saint Giovanni Battista nave vault

Matera Saint Giovanni Battista vault
Matera Saint Giovanni Battista vault


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Matera Saint Pietro Caveoso

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Matera Saint Pietro Caveoso church

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Matera Saint Pietro Caveoso church bell tower

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Matera Saint Rocco


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Matera Sasso Barisano

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Matera Sasso Barisano historical center

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Matera Sasso Barisano historical center cathedral

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Matera Sasso Barisano historical center cathedral bell tower


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Matera Sasso Barisano historical center cathedral duomo

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Matera Sasso Barisano historical center houses

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Matera Sasso Barisano houses

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Matera Sasso Barisano houses sunset


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Matera Sasso Barisano night

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Matera Sasso Barisano night cathedral

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Matera Sasso Barisano sunset

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Matera Sasso Barisano sunset cathedral


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Matera Sasso Barisano sunset cathedral church

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Matera Sasso Barisano world heritage

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Matera Sasso Barisano world heritage sassi

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