Seeking wine, food and family in Southern Italy; Rick Steigmeyer; Wenatchee World

Rick Steigmeyer had two goals on his recent trip to Southern Italy.

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Bond 25: ‘World’s BIGGEST female star doing theme song – video in Italy’ Guess who?; Stefan Kyriazis; Express

JAMES BOND 25 is out in a few months but has the theme song for No Time To Die been secretly recorded? Is this major star flying to Italy to shoot the video?

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From Madrid to Namibia —12 holiday destinations to visit next year whatever your budget; The Sun

WITH holiday hotspots like Barcelona and Amsterdam more crowded than ever, where should savvy travellers head to avoid the crowds next year? Whether it’s a sanctuary from selfie-snapping millennial…

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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…

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Explore Matera, the Lucan Dolomites and Polignano a Mare on this southern Italian trip; Travel + Leisure

This Black Tomato trip will take you to Matera, Italy, where you’ll see the Lucan Dolomites, meet with local farmers and artisans, and visit historic…

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A Practical Guide to Italy’s Small Miracle Called Matera; Maria Lisella; Travel Market Report


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.

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Matera, crafted in stone; Nipa Charagi; Live Mint

Inhabited for millennia, Sassi di Matera was abandoned in the 1950s. Today, it straddles the past and the present…

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Matera: A guide to Italy’s most magical hilltop town; Ella Alexander; Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome to Italy’s most beguiling town: Matera’s renaissance as a cultural capital is impressive and unmissable…

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The Eerie Charm Of Matera, Italy; John Mariani; Forbes

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Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Matera in the province of Basilicata, has become a great tourist draw and location for moviemaking.

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Going underground in Italy’s city of cave dwellers; Rebecca Hay; Inverness Courier


Rebecca Hay shines a light on a unique and vibrant city that once homed 20,000 people in squalid conditions…

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Matera, from Italy’s national disgrace to European Cultural Capital; John Henderson; LA Times

Once a slum, the Sassi, as the prehistoric caves are called, have become smart shops, restaurants and swank hotels, befitting Matera’s place in the EU spotlight.

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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…

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

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