Matera is the 2019 European Capital of Culture and boasts plenty of museums and cultural centres established within the Sassi, the town’s ancient cave-dwellings declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Museums are located along the main streets of Matera and contain various exhibits, from archaeological finds to modern and contemporary works of art. It is well worth visiting the Archaeological Museum ‘Domenico Ridola’, named after its founder, the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, located in Palazzo Lanfranchi, an elegant palace dating back to the 1600s, and the The Museum of Contemporary Sculpture ‘MUSMA’. Another fascinating attraction is the Museum of the Peasant Culture.   Once in Matera, you can’t miss the interesting cultural centres of ‘Casa di Ortega’, ‘Casa Noha’ and ‘Casa Cava’, where prestigious cultural events take place.