Matera

Matera is a small city being discovered again after years of neglect. It is located in the Region of Basilicata in the south of Italy. It has a collection of Cave Dwellings carved into the mounatin side. 

In 1952 it was evacuated due to it's poor living conditions and many of the local owners were made evicted. 

It was only more recently that Matera has been given a new lease of life now being listed as UNESCO world heritage site. Bringing to life a hidden treasure withing the hills of Italy.  

Helena HancockComment