Matera, Italy

We took a train to Matera. We were going to leave our bags at the left-luggage in Bari, but it was too expensive, so we brought them with us. Matera is an older village built in the rocks and caves. People that lived there were pretty poor and had big families. We visited one cave, Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, that has been refurnished as it was in 1950 (when the government realized it was inappropriate to have families living in the same room as their horse, pig and chicken.) It was a really impressive visit in the Sassi. After our visit with our backpacks, we took the train back to Bari to catch our high speed train to Rome. Matera is a must see and should be on everybody’s list when coming to visit Italy.


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