Sassi di Matera

Travel
by Rebecca Winke | Wed, 06/09/2021 - 06:08
After more than a year of being homebound, travel enthusiasts are finding themselves torn when thinking about how to approach their 2021 and 2022 trips. On one…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/20/2020 - 06:22
If you’ve ever walked the Sassi di Matera at night, you know how enchanting they are. Yet, at the same time, they can also be eerie; the dark ravines,…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:00
For eight centuries, the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Bruna has stood against Matera’s famous Sassi. Rising majestically over Matera’s highest point, the…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:00
Nestled between the more popular Puglia and Campania regions, Basilicata, in the south of Italy, has remained mostly off the tourist radar. For no good reason…
Travel
by Georgette Jupe | Mon, 08/17/2015 - 04:10
Matera in the Basilicata region of Italy has long been a mysterious location for travelers looking to get a bite of Italy's 9,000 year-old past —and a city…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Sun, 02/08/2015 - 02:00
Shooting of the remake of the epic historical drama Ben Hur began early this week in Matera, the city in southern Italy famous for its UNESCO-listed ancient…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
The southern city of Matera in Basilicata was picked last week as European Culture Capital 2019. Known as "la città sotterranea" (the Subterranean City),…
Travel
by Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 09:30
words by Jasleen Kandhari "Har Har," cry the elderly farmers nimbly striking the oxen as they make their way slowly but surely along the 15-kilometre route in…