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    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. The first thing that struck me was the high number of tourists visiting the city, last time I was there Matera was barely known, especially abroad. We went in August…

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    Monte Sant’Angelo

    Monte Sant’Angelo is a small town in the province of Foggia and it is part of the Gargano National Park. It is located in the hills on the Gargano promontory, the spur of Italy, from where it overlooks the splendid gulf of Manfredonia. Monte Sant’Angelo has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2011. Photo Credits: Flick-pierluigi maria broccoli The town is situated on a limestone rock, full of caverns and caves; it was founded in the 5th century AC and links its name to the apparition of the Archangel St. Michael on the 8th of May 490 in one of the many caves which surround the whole area.…