Su Condè Naste Traveler, Matera happiest travel destinations for 2017
Condè Naste Traveler
, “There are few things more joyful than a comeback story like Matera’s. An ancient city of natural caves in Southern Italy, Matera was known as the “shame of Italy” for decades. In the 1950s, the poverty-stricken city was evacuated over public health concerns. But thanks to dedicated locals, Matera has been thoughtfully redeveloped as a tourist destination over the last 20 years. In 2019, the city will be Europe’s Capital of Culture”.