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If you go for a holiday in Basilicata, you shouldn't miss out Matera, and in particular its ancient town which it has gained international fame for, the Sassi di Matera (literally, Stones of Matera), as it is referred to. The name comes from the fact that houses and churches have been dug into the rock; the result is an impressive, old cultural landscape, which has been used by many directors (among which Pasolini and Mel Gibson) as settings for their movies. Sassi di Matera, together with Murgia Materana Park, has been inscribed in Unesco World Heritage Sites List.

Among all the popular tourist attractions in Basilicata, we suggest you visit Venosa, one of the most beautiful Italian villages, which still preserves exemplars dating back to all its past civilizations. Among all interesting sites to visit, the private domus, the thermal baths and the amphitheatre belonging to Roman period should be pointed out, as well as the Abbey Church of SS Trinità, which is also referred to as L'Incompiuta and belongs to the Norman civilization, the Jewish catacombs, the Lombard and the Aragonese Castles.

If you stop at Aliano, then, take the occasion for visiting the home where Carlo Levi (an important Italian writer) lived during the 1930's and wrote Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ stopped at Eboli). A museum has been dedicated to the writer, where now there are some documents about its exile and political-satire parodies.