Matera, just outside Puglia in Basilicata, is the site of the ancient and unusual cave dwellings. This "town" has been continually inhabited for thousands of years.
Here you can see a photo of Coniugi Vizzietta-Lapolla, the last family that lived in this House-cave, 50 years ago. THe family and animals all lived together in the one room.
The loom taking pride of place.
Inside the Cathedral, mostly now inside renovated in Baroque style. The Cathedral Maria SS della Bruna e Sant'Eustachio
Mardie is a Director of Ciao Bella Tours Pty Ltd, an Australian company. She leads very small group tours in Italy each year, with a particular emphasis on the various Regions' food, wine, history and art.