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A Festival of Destruction in One of the Oldest Cities in the World; Michael Cunningham; Literary Hub
In Japan, Shinto Buddhists destroy their shrines every 20 years and then rebuild them exactly as they were, to remind themselves that everything is transitory, but then again, everything returns. In Barcelona, construction continues on the Sagrada Familia church, which was left unfinished when its architect, Antoni Gaudi, was killed in 1926.
Cave dwellings, rock churches, and artifacts from the Neolithic era join with a proud effort to preserve its history and deliver a truly unique experience in one of the chosen European Capitals of Culture for 2019.
Inhabited for millennia, Sassi di Matera was abandoned in the 1950s. Today, it straddles the past and the present…
Source: Matera, crafted in stone
Welcome to Italy’s most beguiling town: Matera’s renaissance as a cultural capital is impressive and unmissable…
Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Matera in the province of Basilicata, has become a great tourist draw and location for moviemaking.
Source: The Eerie Charm Of Matera, Italy
Matera Was Once Considered the ‘Shame of Italy.’ Now It’s a Hub for Cave-Hopping Jet-Setters; Paul Jebara; Observer
Matera, Italy, has become one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Here’s how to experience the ancient cave city—and 2019’s European Capital of Culture—above and below the surface.