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Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Travel Guide

Matera

Matera is one of southern Italy's most unusual towns. On their own, the elegant Baroque churches, palazzi, and broad piazzas—filled to bursting during the evening passeggiata, when the locals turn out to stroll the streets—would make Matera stand out in Basilicata's rugged landscape. There are three museums, a music school, and a busy cultural life. But what really sets this town apart

are the Sassi.

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