Matera is an extraordinary town which still bears the unique signs of history and prehistory: the ages of the different urban settlements of the “Sassi” are visible in the architectural styles and the town planning solutions harmonized without a break in a unique environment which in 1993 was recognised as a UNESCO heritage site. (http://whc.unesco.org/sites/670.htm).
Film directors such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giuseppe Tornatore, Alberto Lattuada, Francisco Arrabal, Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Rosi, Lina Wertmuller chose the “Sassi” to shoot their films among which “The Passion” by Mel Gibson. (http://www.thepassionofthechrist.com).
If you come to Matera you will appreciate its quietness, wholesome food products and traditional cooking, monuments and churches both in the historical center and in theParco della Murgia.
To make the stay in our town as more interesting as possible special guided visits at convenient conditions are offered to our clients.