About Matera

Matera is best known as the city of the “Sassi”, which are rock-cut dwellings, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.

Immersing yourself in the Sassi, you’ll be astonished by stairways and narrow lanes, cave-houses carved out of the rock, rock churches with beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings. Matera is the 2019 European Capital of Culture and it offers many attractions to visit: the museums, the ancient town with its history and art, and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches, which consists of more than 150 rock churches.

Don’t miss out on tasting some of the traditional cuisine of Southern Italy, rich in typical products, for example the Matera bread (IGP).