• Matera-Sassi
    Italy,  Travel

    Matera: Italy’s hidden gem

    Matera is glamour. The Sassi and The Park of The Rock Churches – World Heritage Site since 1993 – tell the extraordinary ability of adaptation of the men who have inhabited this harsh but, at the same time, welcoming land. Although the settlements date back to the Palaeolithic, the 2019 European Capital of Culture has perfectly preserved the primitive urban structure, characterized by underground shelters dug into the ravines and cluster structures leaning against each other. Like “Prigioni” sculpted by Michelangelo, the houses of the historic center are set in the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano or bundled up in the Civita district, a cliff overlooking the Romanesque Cathedral while,…