Matera
Matera
Highly recommended
Matera The Essential
Highly recommended
Matera overlooks a ravine separating it from the Murge hills in Puglia. This provincial capital stands in the heart of a region dissected by deeply eroded gorges - a desolate landscape with wide horizons. The modern town stands on a plateau overlooking the lower town, which is home to a network of footpaths and flights of steps. Among these lie the town's famous cave dwellings, which are known as ""Sassi"" (stones) in Italian.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Matera
Troglodytic area (Sassi)
Troglodytic area (Sassi)
From one edge of the rock (on which the
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Road of the Sassi (Strada dei Sassi)
Road of the Sassi (Strada dei Sassi)
Running alongside the wild gorge, this
Belvederes
Belvederes
These two man-made belvederes (car park
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MUSMA, Museo della Scultura Contemporanea
MUSMA, Museo della Scultura Contemporanea
Housed in the unique exhibition space of
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Matera's Cathedral
Matera's Cathedral
This Apulian Romanesque style cathedral
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola
Set up in an ancient convent, this
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