Sassi of Matera and the living nativity scene

Dec 14, 2021 299

BY: Monica Auteri

The famous living nativity scene is back for another year, one of the most folkloristic in Italy: it takes place in a fascinating and beautiful setting which has been a UNESCO World heritage site since 1993 Let us discover together the living nativity scene in the Sassi di Matera, an event that has become a must. 

Matera’s rocks: about them

Before delving into the living nativity scene in the Sassi di Matera it is best to have a little recap on the history of the Sassi: in the 1950s the city of Matera was considered as a symbol for South of Italy’s lagging behind although recently the town redeemed itself obtaining non other than the title of European Capital of Culture 2019. 

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