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Matera is town located in Italy. Matera is included in the province with the same name, which is a part of the Basilicata region.The city of Matera has an area of 150 square miles and a population of a little more than 60,000 residents. The area which is know today as Matera was inhabited since the Paleolithic, but the Romans were those that really settled and created a town which they called Matheola, in honor of Lucius Caecilius Metellus. If you want to visit Matera, prepare to be impressed, as the city is very beautiful and filled with great points of interest.

Top Attractions within Matera

Sassi di Matera is the ancient town located in the city center. Here have been found the remnants of the first human settlements of Italy. You can see old houses, dug directly in the rock and you can imagine how people used to live here in the past.

Cathedrale di Matera is a Roman Catholic cathedral from the center of Matera. It was built in the 13th century and it bears an Apulian Romanesque style. It was originally named Santa Maria dell'Episcopio and it was dedicated to Virgin Mary.

Trattoria del Caveoso is a very charming restaurant at 21 Via Bruno Buozzi. It is the perfect place for a family lunch or dinner. The view from it is wonderful and the menu is based on Italian dishes, but the staff also serves international food.

Il Cantuccio is another Italian restaurant of Matera. This one is more appropriate for a romantic outing. For a candle lit dinner you will need reservations, as it is known as one of the top eateries of Matera and it is always crowded.

Groove Beer e Grill is a steakhouse and a pub. It is very modern, perfect for young people. If you want to try something else than pizza and pasta, visit it at 10 Via Roma and try the best steaks and the most delicious beers sold in this establishment.