Matera, the amazing cave town

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Matera is one of the most  original and  fascinating destinations in Italy.

In the remote southern region of Basilicata Matera is famous for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, the sassi. It looks so ancient and odd, that Mel Gibson choose it to shoot his Jesus of Nazareth movie!

Matera is still an off the beaten path destination, but since it has recently be nominated European culture capital for 2015, things may likely change in the near future. Better to book your ticket to Matera now…

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