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	Panorama: the Cathedral (1270),  the Civita and the Sasso Caveoso

 Panorama: the Cathedral (1270), the Civita and the Sasso Caveoso

Antonio Foschino

Matera is the city of the “Sassi”, the charming ancient districts, which are an example of a unique and complex urban structure and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Matera is also host to over 100 rock churches, a testimony of the Greek-Byzantine Monastic civilizations which held a significant influence.
It is the city of art and folklore, and is considered to be one of the most ancient settlements in the world due to it being continuously inhabited by man from the Palaeolithic.

The Sassi were inhabited until the 50-ies, now some of them are being turned into luxury apartments.

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January 06, 2007 change by ingvar

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