Matera – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Town famous for the Sassi quarter
Matera is a small city in the southern part of Italy, in the region of Basilicata. The town is famous for the Sassi quarter, with stone dwellings stacked on a hill. The original cave dwellings and churches all have stone facades now, and the general atmosphere is breathtaking. The complete quarter is Unesco World Heritage listed.
For easy access park at Sagarat
Matera – Parking Sagarat
For easy access park your campervan at the Saragat covered parking lot, ground level is reserved for campers and access height is 3.5m. Parking fee is 0,5€ per hour (Via Giuseppe Saragat, Matera). Right in front of the parking lot is a bus stop. A red shuttle bus takes you into the Sassi quarter since it is impossible to drive your van inside.
Parco scultura La Palomba – visit highly recomended
Created from 9/11 WTC remnants
Another ‘must-see’ is the Parco Scultura La Palomba, located in a neighboring stone quarry between Matera and Nonna Rosa. The artist worked with the remains of steel beams and plates from the World Trade Towers that collapsed in New York on 9/11. The site itself and the works of art are truly exceptional and work well together (free entrance).
Matera, La Palomba sculpture parc