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[…]

Matera – Munich of Bavaria, guided roundtrip.

There must be an invisible thread that connects Matera to Munich of Bavaria. And the guides of the two cities. Do you remember the story of Anita Bestler, known three years ago on vacation with my family in Sicily? We wanted to visit Palermo, a quick search on the Net and I find her contact Read more about Matera – Munich of Bavaria, guided roundtrip.[…]

When the Crib at Matera was alive…

They made a movie about that, among the many filmed in that  amazing natural scenery in the past 60 years. “The Nativity Story” was filmed there in 2006 by Catherine Hardwicke to tell the Advent just as it’s described in the Gospels. Nothing better for the American director than Matera, with its monumental natural “crib”, Read more about When the Crib at Matera was alive…[…]