Mystical Matera: Italy’s Most Ancient City (September 2017)

This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. One doesn’t just happen upon Matera. Basilicata’s most famous city is isolated among billowing wheat fields where the scrub-dotted hills of Basilicata give way to the stark limestone plateau of Puglia. It isn’t “on the way” to any destination; you have to deliberately go there. But…

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