From The TV Show: Matera in Basilicata

In the Basilicata episode of the second season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy explores one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world in a fun, three-wheeled vehicle.

Matera, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, is also one of the world’s most visually unusual places, filled with sassi, ancient caves that were once inhabited by farmers. Francesco Foschino was Kathy’s tour guide for her day in Matera and is highly recommended (contact him at: Foschino is well-versed in the political impact Matera had in Italy as part of political activist Carlo Levi’s book Christ Stopped at Eboli. For a fun way to get around Matera, take an Ape (three-wheeled vehicle) tour through the old and new parts of the city. For more information, visit:

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