The province of Matera (Italian: Provincia di Matera) is a province in the Basilicata region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Matera. It has an area of 3,447 square kilometres (1,331 sq mi) and a total population of 201,133; the city Matera has a population of 56,204. There are 31 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province (see Comunes of the Province of Matera). The province of Matera is bordered by the province of Potenza in the west and south, the region of Calabria also to the south, the region of Apulia to the east and north, and by the Ionian Sea to the southeast.
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A restored XVI century building with court located in via San Giovanni Vecchio 60 (Sasso Barisano) is the home of the 500 m2 large Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-Workshop of the Peasant Culture). The exhibition rooms are dedicated to the ancient trades related to the work in the fields but also to all the other handicraft activities carried on in the ancient quarters of Matera: sieve-maker, tanner, shepherd, basket-maker, cavamonti, shoe-shiner, barber, cabinet-maker, mastro d'ascia, blacksmith, tailor, conciapiatti, potter, knife-grinder, saddler, coppersmith, cobbler, peasant, scalpellino. Also, various every-day tools are exposed: farm tools, equipment for storage and processing of wheat, weaving equipment. Other rooms are dedicated to daily-life places - such as the public wine cellar and the typical house - and themes related to the South-Italy history such as brigandage, childhood condition and water-harvesting. The Museo-Laboratorio aims to be a dynamic structure among the tourism products of Matera and a reference for the development of the culture of the past through exhibition and educational activities.
Great place to visit. The collection is quite big and it is very interesting. the owner is very nice and he will give more information if you are interested. highly recommended when visiting Matera
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Matera, conosciuta come La città dei Sassi, si è sviluppata intorno al suo antico borgo. Nel 1993 è diventata Patrimonio Mondiale dell’UNESCO e sarà Capitale Europea della cultura 2019. Questi riconoscimenti hanno riscattato una città ritenuta vergogna nazionale. Grazie al volere di Togliatti e De Gasperi che hanno voluto lo sfollamento dei Sassi Matera conosciuta come La città dei Sassi si è sviluppata intorno al suo antico borgo. Nel 1993 è diventata Patrimonio Mondiale dell’UNESCO e sarà Capitale Europea della cultura 2019. Questi riconoscimenti hanno riscattato una città ritenuta vergogna nazionale. Grazie al volere di Togliatti e De Gasperi che hanno voluto lo sfollamento dei Sassi, Matera si è ripresa da questo periodo oscuro I Rioni del centro storico Il centro storico è suddiviso in quattro parti: Civita, Sasso Barisano, Sasso Caveoso e Il Piano. Le antiche civiltà che hanno popolato il lato della gravina dove attualmente sorge Matera, si sono insediate sulla Civita.
Sassi di Matera is a beautiful place, you have the impression you step in another world, an ancient one. Impressive churches, history all around, stunning views from each corner, splendid both by day but especially by night. Lots of restaurants to eat, lots of narrow streets where to get lost and enjoy the silence and the charm of the old city. You can admire it also from Gravina, if you pass on the other side of the canyon.
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Matera Sum ipogeo is a place where space and time stop to tell you the history. traditions and culture mix of one of the most ancient cities in the world. pure emotion from the depths of the earth
Great visit with very helpful audio guide in Italian but written explanations in English, French and Japanese. Great historical visit explaining the way life used to be in Matera
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Those looking for places to visit in Basilicata, find in Craco one of the most fascinating and suggestive destinations, a unique place that combines art, history, landscape but also drama. Natural set for Cinema, hub for Art, Culture, Research and Innovation, immersed in the badlands, in the heart of Basilicata!
This was one of the highlights of my trip. Having researched the ruins of Craco Vecchio, I knew that I needed to contact il Comune di Craco and purchase the Daily Craco card. The office opened at 10am and I paid 15€ for the full experience. It began with a brief tour of the old convent, where I was the only person visiting so Saverio ended up giving me a private tour which was incredibly informative. After that, I went to the meeting point where I found about 7 other couples just waiting. Before we set off, we were all given hard hats and began the tour. Having paid attention to Saverio's private tour, I was already in possession of the history of Craco Vecchio which allowed me to spend most of my time taking photos. The overall tour took about an hour and there were even donkeys which were remarkably friendly. (Being a city dweller, I still find the idea of random farm animals something of a novelty.) It was a wonderful way to spend the morning, only a short drive from Matera.
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The Chapel of the Annunciation is very precious, with several sculptures, among which a beautiful Pieta in the upper part. It is dedicated to Santa Maria della Brunna, whose Byzantine icon it has. And formerly there was in its place the church of San Eustaquio, patron saint of the city, and the ceiling is full of frescoes with scenes from her life.
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Matera Sassi Storica Casa Grotta - di vico Solitario: Typically Furnished Cave Dwelling To see what a real peasant dwelling was like before the “Sassi” of Matera were abandoned, visit a typical cave dwelling with furniture and tools of the time in the “Sasso Caveoso”. The description of the Cave Dwelling in English language is available inside. Open all year round.
This is a visit of a typical 19th century house of Matera. The house is amazingly well furnished, so that one can learn a huge amount of interesting facts on how the daily life was managed at that time. The immersive effect is very strong, and you realize that each act of ordinary life was difficult in those times. This type of installation is so much better than the usual “tradition museums” in which you see the old clothes and habits !
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