A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, the Sassi of Matera (ancient cave houses and churches) need to be seen to be appreciated. Breathtaking and remarkable, the hamlet, which dates back to the stone and bronze age, was a location featured in the 2021 James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’. Walking along the stone streets, well travelled and worn from centuries of use, you can truly feel the presence of those who have walked before who literally dug these dwellings out of rock. It is an ancient, mysterious place, shrouded in history.

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