The beautiful city of Matera extends from theMurge to the Bradano river, an outstanding example of a rock-cut settlement, adapted perfectly to its geomorphological setting and its ecosystem and exhibiting continuity over more than two millennia. In the UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1993. In between the two sassiBaresanoand the Caveoso was established the fortified center of the town within which the cathedral was sited.
The city was given a Military award because it rose against the German occupation, it wasthe first Italian city to fight against the Wehrmachton September 21, 1943.
This city also deserves to be visited for its natural beauty, in particular the Murgiamaterana park, where a protected Lesser kestrel can be seen flying among the rocks.