The front is partially built with additional rocks and limestone dating back to the 1500s.
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3. A bit of history about the location
The house is located in the town centre and is short walking distance from “Piazza San Giovanni” and 100 mt from “Piazza Vittorio Veneto”. The nearby area offers many shops, little boutiques, restaurants and places to visit. Matera has been nominated European Capital of Culture 2019. The town has been inhabited for 10.000 years, making it the third most ancient town in the world.
4. A bit of history
Archeologists found various hunting weapons in the caves surrounding the "Gravina" canyon proving the existence of hunters in ancient times. More neolithic villages started to grow as we can still see from evidence of potteries and graves. Many of the cave houses we can still see today have been lived in since the Bronze age, all the way till the big migration to the upper newer city in the 1950s.
We suggest you to pay a visit to the National Museum "Domenico Ridola", where items and findings from ancient graves and sites can be admired. In 1993 the Sassi of Matera became an "Unesco World Heritage" site.