A prominent sequence in the new James Bond film is set to be shot in the ancient town of Matera, in southern Italy.
2019 is the perfect year to visit Matera! Discover the best locations to visit to enjoy your stay here, travelling though time!
Book your tickets to these must-visit destinations now and then read on to be in the know when you travel to these 10 exotic locales in 2019.
Matera (Italy) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria) have been crowned this year’s European Capitals of Culture, both of which are off-the-beaten-path destinations for travelers seeking historically significant cultural experiences.
The Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel&Spa is a 5-star hotel that opened last year at the heart of the Sassi in Matera – one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and European Capital of Culture for 2019. It is located along a ridge of Sasso Caveoso – which like Sasso Barisano is built in the natural caves of Matera’s Murgia, and together with the Civita district makes up the historical city center of Matera.
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European Capital of Culture status has shone a spotlight on Italy’s oldest city, whose previous claims to fame were as a cinematic “New Jerusalem” but also its “shameful” slums. Matera, around 9,000 years old and one of the world’s longest continuously inhabited cities, after…
The best of Basilicata can be found in the hidden gem of Matera, Italy’s “Best Kept Secret.” Cave dwellings, hilltop towns and ancient history.