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.

Matera

Matera

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.

The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson in Matera

The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson in Matera


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