Located in the Basilicata region in the south of Italy, Matera is an incredibly interesting city with a rich history that dates back approximately 7,000 years. Roaming the city itself feels like being transported back in time, with its honey-coloured stone buildings, churches and cobbled streets, but head to the Matera Sassi (cave dwellings) and you’ll experience a real glimpse into another world. The prehistoric Citta Sotterranea (Underground City) - which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site - is particularly intriguing, with its tunnels and arched roofs that were settled in the paleolithic period.
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