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Over the years, the city continues to inspire emotions and to emerge for his landscape, according to many, enchanted. Matera declared Unesco world heritage since 1993 has been called unique in the world for its setup and its landscapes so conflicting. The Sasso Barisano, turned to the northwest edge of the cliff, the center of old town, is the richest and friezes carved portals that hide underground heart. The Sasso Caveoso, looking instead to the south, is prepared as a Roman amphitheater, with the cave dwellings that fall in tiers, and perhaps takes its name from the quarries and the classical theater. At the center is situated the Civita, rocky outcrop that separates the two stones on top of which stands the Basilica Cathedral. Matera is the city of Cave, of the entrenched village, of the peasant houses dug into the rock and of more than 120 Rocky churches with Byzantine frescoes and large Apulian-Romanesque and Baroque churches, among which include the Church rupestre dello spirito santo, the Church of San Domenico and Church of San Giovanni Battista. Is the city that reminds geologically ancient Jerusalem and Cappadocia. Was the destination of many people and their masterpieces, but continues to be visited by great actors and directors who are on the subject a good place to shoot their films. A place inhabited from time immemorial, which is easy to recall the history of man from the Paleolithic until today, from Neolithic villages to the vast urban fabric of civilization and Sassi, where man has been able to use the scarce resources of land without destroying it, but integrating with it.