Matera is best known for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, the “Sassi”, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Matera is the 2019 European Capital of Culture and offers plenty of attractions.
The Altamura Man is one of the most extraordinary paleontological discoveries made in Italy, whose remains were found in 1993, set in the karst formations of the cave of Lamalunga, in the territory of Altamura, in Puglia.
Castel del Monte is one of the 54 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. Commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia in the 13th Century, it’s universally considered an example of genius medieval architecture.