- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Matera, Italy
In the south of Italy there is an enchanted city, which has maintained through the centuries its ancient spirit and has recently been elected 2019 European Capital of Culture. This city is Matera, located in the heart of Basilicata.
Officially elected as European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera is the first city in the south of Italy to have been included as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated in the heart of Basilicata, this small city has a great historical and architectural heritage, which are what definitely make Matera so attractive and charming. Here you are 10 good reasons why you should go to Matera as soon as possible.