Activities in Matera
MateraNarrow alleys spanned by kilometre-long clotheslines winding their way through the picturesque midday sun making their way up a picturesque hill, in addition to the characteristic Vespa rattling against the backdrop of a scent of herbs and freshly cooked pasta. This is the dream of the perfect Italian city and La dolce Vita. You are lucky, because the town of Matera, which is located on a karst plateau, corresponds exactly to this ideal and is one of the treasures of southern Italy. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Matera presents itself as a paradise for culture lovers who want to feel centuries of history, amidst the cathedral of Matera, the church of Santa Lucia alle Malve, the ancient ruins of Metapontum and the uncounted rock caves of Sasso Caveoso. Film fans are likely to recognize a few corners of the Old Town, after all, Matera served, among other things, as Jerusalem for "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson.