Created 20-Jun-23
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Matera is a city on a rocky outcrop in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. It includes the Sassi area, a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. Evacuated in 1952 due to poor living conditions, the Sassi now houses museums like the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, with period furniture and artisan tools. Nearby rock churches include St. Lucia alle Malve, with 13th-century frescoes.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Italy
Keywords:Matera, caves, italy, puglia