Sassi di Matera

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I found Matera while on a motorcycle trip across Europe in '99. It had not yet been ‘discovered’, and was mostly empty except for one little cafe. I hired a guide there. He was writing a book on Matera. We strolled everywhere. at one point he showed me that I was standing on a Roman soldier’s grave, demarked only by a circle of white stones. Do you like ancient history? I went to see it for myself. You can, too.

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