Matera, a stunningly beautiful town with an endless labyrinth of winding streets.
Get lost within the labyrinth of its streets.
Matera is a labyrinth of streets and homes and churches carved into its hard calcium rock like grottos, one over the other like a Nativity scene. Its origin is the Paleolithic ages. Starting in the 8th Century, Benedictine and Byzantine monasteries were carved into these rocks and there are over 150 churches.
It is a Unesco site and a prosperous movie set. Films like the ‘Passion of Christ‘ (Mel Gibson) and the ‘Gospel According to Matthew‘ (40 years earlier, by Pasolini) were filmed there.