10Cappadocia, Turkey

This stunning ancient city is located in the deep south of Italy. In 2019, Matera held the title of European Capital of Culture, however it remains one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Perched on a rocky hill, the city lay abandoned for a few years.

In recent years, its derelict buildings have been turned into galleries, restaurants and boutique hotels. Matera is known for its cave dwellings.