Travel in­for­ma­tion

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Cur­rency is the euro (EUR). Time is 1 hour ahead of GMT. Flight time to Bari is 2 hours and 40 min­utes, Mat­era is an hour’s drive fur­ther.

Get­ting there

Bri­tish Air­ways has daily di­rect flights from Lon­don Gatwick to Bari Air­port, start­ing from £215 re­turn. britishair­ Ryanair also flies di­rect from Lon­don (all ma­jor air­ports) to Bari Air­port, start­ing from £150 re­turn. Re­sources

Basil­i­cata Turis­tica is the official tourist web­site and is packed with in­for­ma­tion to help you plan your visit. apt­basil­i­

Fur­ther read­ing

Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi (Pen­guin, £7.99) vividly de­scribes the former con­di­tions of the Sassi. Part mem­oir, part novel, part po­lit­i­cal es­say, it makes a com­pelling read.

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