Matera is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, with carved caves, where residents used to live. It is located in the Balizikata region of Italy and is next to a small canyon, with the river Gravina flowing below.
UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 there was filmed “The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson.
The city is divided into the center and the surrounding rocks. A perfect marriage with natural and architectural beauty. Take a stroll to Parco della Murgia Materana, a national park with spectacular views.
Matera has repeatedly been a filming site for Bible-inspired movies. The town’s paved streets reminiscent of another era, making the city’s air reminiscent of something historically fairy-tale.
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