Matera – What to see and best belvedere

During our recent holiday in Puglia, we decided to take a short trip to Matera. It had been long since I last visited the city and I was hugely impressed about how Matera has changed and is continuously evolving. The city has embarked a changing process that started many years ago and many movies have been recorded here in the last decades. Matera was chosen as set for the movie The Passion of the Christ which boosted enormously its popularity

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Visiting Andria, Puglia

Andria is a city of about 100K inhabitants located north of Bari and 10Km from the sea; since 2004 it has become the capital of the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani (BAT) with Barletta and Trani. The area around the city has many caves and ravines, and is part the Alta Murgia National Park. Its Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures favors the growth of a rich Mediterranean vegetation, olive groves, vineyards and almond groves.

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