Little tourists grow up…

I often give tours to families with small children, sometimes even just a few months old. In those cases my work becomes more complicated and more challenging to: it is not easy to keep the attention for several hours or at least keep the liveliness of the little ones. I have to say, however, that Read more about Little tourists grow up…[…]

See you in Matera sooner or later…

My beautiful profession let  me accompany every day travellers from all over the world to discover the extraordinary beauty of my land. But I myself am a traveler. Who said that leaving is a bit ‘to die? Instead it is reborn every time: travel is passion, travel is life. And I try to do it Read more about See you in Matera sooner or later…[…]

Lights, sounds, colors … the magic of Christmas in Matera

My childhood memories have faded by now. But in my heart the emotion is still alive. That use to be a big event in the Event: the magical atmosphere of Christmas sublimated from the Living Nativity in the Sassi. That returned to relive at least for one day. In the late ’70s in fact, they Read more about Lights, sounds, colors … the magic of Christmas in Matera[…]

Around the world in a month? In October in Matera you can

When I was a child I was kidnapped, like many kids, from the pages of Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Then, when I was older, many times I sang and danced to the exicitng notes of Sweet dreams by Eurythmics “… I travel the world and the seven seas, evreybody is Read more about Around the world in a month? In October in Matera you can[…]

September 21st: that desire for redempmtion that has made the history of Matera

Vincenzo Luisi was just 16 years old. He was a lively and enterprising boy. Perhaps “too much” for his young age. He was employed by the prefecture and in the afternoon of September 21, 1943 was at his workplace when he heard repeated gunshots coming from outside, he rushed into the street and thought he Read more about September 21st: that desire for redempmtion that has made the history of Matera[…]