ABOUT MAT­ERA

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Known as la Città Sot­ter­ranea (the Un­der­ground City), Mat­era is one of the old­est con­tin­u­ously in­hab­ited cities in the world, hav­ing been in­hab­ited since the 10th mil­len­nium BC. Its his­tor­i­cal cen­tre “Sassi”, along with the Park of the Ru­pes­trian Churches, was awarded World Her­itage Site sta­tus by Un­esco since 1993.

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