Supporting heritage tourism in the EU; Marie Avellino & Karsten Xuereb; Times of Malta

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‘Bond 25’ Gears Up for Shoot in Matera, in Southern Italy; Nick Vivarelli; Variety

A prominent sequence in the new James Bond film is set to be shot in the ancient town of Matera, in southern Italy.

Source: ‘Bond 25’ Gears Up for Shoot in Matera, in Southern Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

Top 5 (+1) places to visit in Matera, the European city of culture 2019; Daniel Hall; Italy XP

2019 is the perfect year to visit Matera! Discover the best locations to visit to enjoy your stay here, travelling though time!

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The 10 Must-Visit Destinations Of 2019 For Luxury Travelers; Laura Schreffler; Haute Living

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.

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Culture Sells Old World European Capitals in 2019; Maria Lisella; Travel Market Report

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.

Source: Culture Sells Old World European Capitals in 2019

AQUATIO HOTEL, AT THE HEART OF MATERA; Italian Ways

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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Italy’s Matera in cultural limelight after slum ‘shame’; Giovanni Grezzi & Franck Iovene; AFP

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…

Source: Italy’s Matera in cultural limelight after slum ‘shame’

Matera – caves, churches and palaces; Andreas Kirchhoff; Deutsche Welle

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Italy: The Best of Basilicata; Marley Henderson; GoNOMAD Travel

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.

Source: Italy: The Best of Basilicata – GoNOMAD Travel

An Ancient Corner of Italy Finds the World on Its Doorstep; Danielle Pergament; NY Times

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