Road of the Sassi (Strada dei Sassi)

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Running alongside a wild gorge, the panoramic Via Madonna delle Virtù skirts the rock on which the cathedral stands, offering fine views of the caves known as the sassi (some natural and others carved out of the rock-face), which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The two main troglodyte districts of the old town are the almost entirely restored Sasso Barisano to the north, and Sasso Caveoso to the south, which is home to the most important churches carved into the rock.

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Address:

Strada dei Sassi, 75100 Matera

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