Marvellous Matera the ‘White City’ 2019 Capital of Culture

Matera, a stunningly beautiful town with an endless labyrinth of winding streets.

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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.

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