15 amazing things to do in Matera, Italy, and how to plan a trip there

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Short guide to the best things to see and do in Matera Italy, in one day or more. How to get to Matera, best cave hotels, typical restaurants, great belvedere to see sunset. One day walking itinerary to discover Matera Sassi. Matera maps to easily find Matera attractions.

Matera Italy, is a unique and unmissable destination, and you should do your best to squeeze it into your Italian itinerary.

Matera is getting more and more importance as one of Italy Must Sees, and for excellent reasons. Unesco site, 2019’s European Capital of Culture, movie set for Mel Gibson The passion of Christ, 7000 years of history. What else would you ask for?

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Tremiti islands, pearls in the Adriatic sea

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In front of the Gargano peninsula lies a miniature paradise surrounded by the blue sea: the Tremiti islands.

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Tremiti are a delightful archipelago of three islands (San Nicola, San Domino and Capraia), 36km offshore of the Gargano peninsula, in the Northern part of Apulia.

Its picturesque sight of raggedy cliffs, sandy coves and thick pine woods, surrounded by the glittering dark-blue fascinates the happy few travelers happy enough  to spend there a few days . Tremiti islands are a maritime reserve, and their surprisingly clear deep blue water make them a real wonder of nature for snorkeling and. diving enthusiasts.

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Gallipoli, the “beautiful town” of Salento

Discover Gallipoli, a fascinating fortified fishing village in the Salento region.

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When viewed from the sea, Gallipoli’s white skyline reveals itself in all of its oriental beauty, resembling a village of the Cyclades islands.

Gallipoli is a fishing village Named from the Greek Kallipolis, meaning beautiful city. Located on the southeastern coast of the ‘’Italian heel’’, Gallipoli is celebrated for its crystal clear blue sea and the sandy beaches that make its territory one of the most cherished natural attractions of Salento.

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Summer night in Lecce

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Have a magical summer night in Lecce, the Florence of the South

Lecce is the Apulia region jewel, and one of the most fascinating southern Italian town.

Capital of the Salento (the southernmost part of the Italian heel), Lecce is nicknamed “The Florence of the South” because of its awesome Baroque monuments. Wandering in a summer night in its century old, stone paved streets is simply magic. Discover with me its main square, piazza del Duomo, after the crowds are gone and the full moon lights up its golden limestone monuments.

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