A dense lattice of narrow streets and alleyways fill up with the lights of the evening, giving off the impression that one is strolling through a Nativity scene of papier-mâché. This is Matera, where the Rupestrian churches and uber-famous Sassi – the very peculiar settlements carved into the rock – were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Bari has a mild climate that along with the many tourist and cultural attractions and numerous beaches makes it a very popular destination and point of departure for hikes to the plateau of the Murgia in order to reach the Itria Valley and the famous town of Alberobello, a UNESCO site characterized by the typical houses in the shape of a cone: the trulli.
Syracuse was defined by Cicero as “the most beautiful city in Magna Graecia.” He was right of course. Still today the echoes of its ancient grandeur reverberate from the streets, churches and monuments, corroborating its religious and cultural importance.
Elegant, inimitable, exciting and romantic, precious: this is Venice, the gem on any tour of Italy where churches, palazzi, ancient bridges, monuments and piazzas confirm its artistic and cultural vitality. All has testified to and continues to testify to the long history of the city.