Matera is a unique town in a gorgeous region of a splendid country. An ancient place known for its cave houses, the city was full of history, culture and lovely people.
I shot literally 1000 photos, but will only display three here.
Below you see a model of the city on display for tourists for free.
Here's one of the peasant cave dwellings--many of which are now occupied after being beautifully rehabbed to modern standards--set up as a museum.
Here's one angle on the structures that climb the hillsides.
I was hosted by the brilliant guides Dora and Michele Cappiello of the incomparable firm of Ferula Viaggi.
I could write all day about my time in Matera. But instead, I'd like to point you to the story that came out of the experience.
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I hope you enjoy the tale that was inspired by Matera, and share some of the wonders of that miraculous city.