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Matera: Exploring Southern Italy’s hidden gem

Located in Italy’s southern region of Basilicata, Matera is one of the most interesting and unusual cities in all of Italy. Never heard of it? I’m not surprised. This still relatively unknown town is one of Southern Italy’s best kept secrets – but not for long! Matera has been inhabited for 9,000 years and is best known for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, the sassi. It’s stunning beauty and storied history will make a lasting impression on each and every visitor.