8Matera – The Ancient City of Caves

Nestled in the Basilicata region, Matera is a city like no other. Its ancient dwellings, known as “Sassi,” are carved into the rock face, creating a surreal landscape that transports visitors back in time.

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Matera has undergone significant restoration efforts, transforming the caves into cozy hotels, restaurants, and artisan shops. A stroll through the narrow alleys and cavernous spaces allows you to absorb the city’s unique atmosphere and cultural heritage.