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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