Enjoy our photos of the sassi, or stone dwellings, in Matera, Italy. Matera's caves have been inhabited since prehistoric times and centuries ago people started carving houses into the soft limestone cliffs as well. You can view the picturesque sassi district from above in the historic center of Matera's medieval city or from below at San Pietro Caveoso Church or you can wander through the sassi on the stone pathways and staircases as you'll see in these photos.
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|View of the Sassi||Sassi from Above||Stone Stairs into the Sassi||Sassi at Twilight|
|Stone Dwellings||View from Hotel Terrace||Cathedral and Sassi at Twilight||Sassi Container Garden|
|Photo of Rock with Cross|
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