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MATERA- The beautiful stone city

This spring we decided to visit Alberobello which is a very small city in the South of Italy. Having few days at our disposal, I started to look in the region for other places to visit during our stay, and I discovered this amazing old city which was declared European Capital of culture in 2019. It looked like a prehistorical city with small houses carved into the gray mountains. The name of this city is Matera. Located in the southern Italy, in the region of Basilicata, Matera is like a cradle of civilization. It is that type of an old city where people are still living in the same houses of their ancestors like they used to do 9,000 years ago, dwellings cave, known as Sassi. Its history goes way back in time to the Palaeolithic, but the city was founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC and…

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