Today is the opening ceremony of Matera 2019.
Matera 2019: European Capital of Culture
If you can't go there, you can read about Matera, cook traditional recipes or just enjoy the photos in my cookbook #ITALIAcookbook
📍 Matera , Italy 🇮🇹
💡Interesting facts :
🔸It is known that before the Ancient Greeks and Romans appeared on the territory of contemporary Matera, an ancient Italian tribe called, Lucani, were the ones to dwell here. They were famous for their exceptionally combative nature: if they weren't fighting with their neighbors, they would serve Macedonians as mercenaries.
🔸Matera is indeed famous worldwide for its ancient cave houses and churches carved into stone. In 1993, the historical center of the town, Sassi – literally “Stones” – along with its ancient stone temples and frescoes in Byzantine style, became the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southern Italy.
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