Matera At Dusk

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
IT
Nearest Area
Basilicata
Town
Matera
Brief Directions

Matera is in Southern Italy, in the Basilicata region - just above the heel of the boot of the Italian peninsula.

Description

Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Southern Italy that has been continuously inhabited since the Paleolithic Period. The caves of the early dwellers are now filled with restaurants, hotels and shops. Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera" (meaning "stones of Matera"). The Sassi originate from a prehistoric settlement, and are suspected to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. The Sassi are houses dug into the calcareous rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Apulia. Many of these "houses" are really only caverns, and the streets in some parts of the Sassi often are located on the rooftops of other houses. The ancient town grew in height on one slope of the ravine created by a river that is now a small stream

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Date Added
January 7, 2014
Date Taken
January 7, 2014