Wonder Type: Cultural
This is the most outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem. The first inhabited zone dates from the Palaeolithic, while later settlements illustrate a number of significant stages in human history. Matera is in the southern region of Basilicata.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Matera's Sassi", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.