ITALY SERIES: Places not to miss in the South of Italy | #1: Matera

The South of Italy is full of surprises

A few months ago was about the third time I visited the South of Italy, but up until now I had never visited the famous city Matera. An UNESCO world heritage site, well known for it’s beautiful and iconic scenery.
Matera is most well known for the Sassi , an area in Matera where the houses are carved out of the mountains. It’s a unique site and because of this also used as a movie set more than once. One of the more famous (non-Italian) movies is the Passion of the Christ with Mel Gibson. When you see the city, and then especially the part with the Sassi, you understand why.

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