Day4 – Matera

The day started out bright with a breakfast incredibly robust and tasty. Tiziana knows how to do it right.

I had arranged for a guide, Nadia Gallanti, whom I found with good references through the internet, but she emailed me the night before that something had come up so she asked a colleague to step in for her in the morning.

I thought things were starting out rather poorly, but when I met the two of them in the main piazza, things looked up. Her replacement was Michele Zasa. He turned out to be an archaeologist who had researched Matera for its eligibility as a UNESCO World Heritage site. He not only knows Matera, but he is also passionate about it. Best of all, he can explain it well.

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