World Heritage | Matera, Italy

Matera, a historic city with a rich culture, is just a few hours away from the stunning Amalfi Coast and makes for an ideal day-trip. The city was announced as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993 and is said to be ‘the most outstanding, intact example of troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem’. Made up of extensive cave dwelling districts known as the sassi, Matera offers visitors the option to dine or even spend the night in one of these caves. Go for the guided tour of the city — a must if you are looking to fully understand the history of this old town.

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