5 Reasons You Should Visit Matera, Italy

5 Reasons You Should Visit Matera, Italy

If you're looking for a rich historic escape, look no further than Matera, a hidden gem in Southern Italy. The captivating architecture, narrow streets and network of ancient caves reveals how life once was.

1. Matera is the third-oldest continually lived in city in the world. It has been inhabited for over 9,000 years!
2. The city is made of a network of ancient caves where you can stay in cave hotels and authentic airbnbs.
3. If you took a time machine back 50,000 years you could have seen a Neanderthal lurking in the Palaeolithic caves across the ravine.
4. It was the setting for famous Hollywood movies, such as Ben-Hur (2016) and the Passion of the Christ.
5. It was selected as the 2019 European Capital of Culture by the European Union. Get there before everyone else does!

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