Why should you visit Matera and the Basilicata region?

The southern Italian region of Basilicata is full of surprises – from the endless charms of Matera, an entire city carved into the rocks, to Grottole, where you can explore authentic village life. This region is the ideal destination to discover the Italian lifestyle, away from well-known sights and touristy atmospheres, and become a temporary member of the community.

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