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)
Troglodytic area (Sassi)
The two main troglodyte quarters of the
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Road of the Sassi (Strada dei Sassi) Road of the Sassi (Strada dei Sassi)
Road of the Sassi (Strada dei Sassi)
Running alongside an unspoiled gorge,
Belvederes
Belvederes
These two man-made belvederes (car park
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Matera's Cathedral
Matera's Cathedral
This Apulian Romanesque-style cathedral
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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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Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola
In the former 17C Santa Chiara convent,
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