Sassi de Matera - Sassi of Matera

Sassi di Matera


The Sassi di Matera (meaning “stones of Matera”) is classified as World Heritage Site by Unesco; more than a monument it is a system of life and millennia development model. The Sassi represent a unique urban agglomeration in the world in the arid territory of the Murgia. Matera stands indeed on a high limestone plateau […]

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Matera - Santa Maria d'Idris - Mary - Église Notre Dame d’Idris

Church of Santa Maria de Idris


The church of Santa Maria de Idris is dug into the Idris rock. The church has an unprepossessing facade, but the narrow corridor communicating with the recessed church of San Giovanni in Monterrone is richly decorated with 12th- to 17th-century frescoes.

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Matera - Crypte du péché Original Sin Crypt

Crypt of Original Sin


A few kilometers from Matera, along the Via Appia Antica, in one of the ravines that cross the plateau of the Murgia, is one of the most beautiful places in the south of Italy: the Crypt of Original Sin. In a hollow rock overlooking the limestone cliff , the skilful hand of ” Flower Painter […]

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Matera - Église San Pietro Barisano Church

San Pietro Barisano Church


San Pietro Barisano, originally called St. Peter Veteribus, is the largest cave church of the city of Matera. Archaeological research has identified the first structure, dating from the twelfth or thirteenth century, under the floor. With a first intervention of expansion between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries they built the side chapels. These interventions are […]

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