Basilicata is one of the regions in Italy where there are few tourists. The reason for this is the geographical position on the map of Italy and the lack of information in tourist catalogs. Basilicata includes two provinces: Matera and Potenza, and is located between the regions of Apulia and Calabria.
The Basilicata region is located in the very south of Italy by the Gulf of Taranto off the coast of the Ionian Sea, and from the west it is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The region itself is very interesting and worth talking about. What to see? First of all, Matera. It is a rocky cave city. Who has ever been to such cities?
Mater has an interesting story! At one time, the inhabitants of Italy considered this city a shame of the country due to the fact that people live in "holes and holes"
For a long time nothing was known about Matera, and only thanks to the release of K. Levy's book "Christ Stopped at Eboli" and M. Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ"
Matera is wonderful, walking along the streets of the city you catch yourself thinking: is it really a creation of human hands! Delightful landscapes, old houses and caves, the spirit of centuries-old history hovers around.
Do you know why tourists come here? No, not behind history. They want to enjoy the picture! Which is taken away in their eyes and the memory of cameras. Then, upon arrival, they show the photos to their friends and relatives and catch themselves thinking: but in reality everything was even cooler, because Matera is unique.
Yes, I also forgot to say: Matera is under the protection of UNESCO and is the only attraction of its kind in Italy, which keeps the memory of the first settlements on the peninsula.
I recommend everyone to visit Matera, you will be delighted!