Ben 22 Istituti Scolastici Superiori di Basilicata e Molise hanno risposto al Bando su "Sicurezza sul lavoro e migrazione: ieri e Oggi” predisposto con il Patrocinio del Comune di MATERA e della Fondazione MATERA Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019, dalle Direzioni INAIL di BASILICATA e MOLISE, dagli Uffici Scolastici delle due Regioni, dall’Associ...

As a kid, I knew nothing about Basilicata or that it was a Region of Italy. I only recognized the name as being the family dialect. The family often spoke of “Rionero,” their hometown, one small village of Basilicata, north of Potenza. They talked, also, of Monticchio, which I gather was an alpine park area with a natural lake. Not sure how they ev...

In January, thousands of citizens of Italy’s Basilicata region gathered in a unique location to celebrate an historic occasion through music — which reverberated around adjacent tuff rock. Marching bands played Beethoven’s Ode to Joy — infusing life into what was, decades ago, an abandoned quarry on the outskirts of town. That town, Matera — famous...

If you’re in need of proof that stories of renewal and hope still exist, then book a trip to Matera – an ancient southern Italian town that’s gone from decrepit squalor to Europe’s 2019 capital of culture. Matera’s story is tear-inducingly miraculous. As recently as the 50s it was branded “the shame of Italy”, after a writer called Carlo Levi was e...

Perched high above the instep of the Boot in the eastern extreme of the region of Basilica is a city unlike any other in Italy. What makes Matera unique and marks it as a Southern Italian “must see” are its historic, or rather prehistoric, quarters: the sassi. Literally meaning “the rocks,” Matera’s sassi offer the best example of troglodyte (cave-...

Thursday October 24. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Casa Lally, 132 East, 65th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Admission: $45; open to the public. Contact: Nicole Carballeira 212-772-4297 parliamo@hunter.cuny.edu http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/parliamo (Sample foods from local producers will be served). Sponsored by Parliamo Italiano at Hun...

Matera’s year as European Capital of Culture is drawing to a close. But its legacy will remain thanks to the unique involvement of local residents. Nine months ago the southern Italian city, known for its ancient caves, was transformed as music, art, sound and colour filled the streets. Organisers always wanted to involve the local community and th...

Matera città con oltre ottomila anni di Storia alle spalle non poteva non conservare nei suoi rocciosi meandri una delle identità culturali di cui si compone quel meraviglioso mosaico che è la storia del Sud Italia: parliamo degli Ebrei, la cui presenza nelle nostre contrade si perde nella notte dei tempi, senza dover aspettare la celebre cacciata...

You may well have a sense of déjà-vu when you enter Matera, a place that seems at once both truly exotic, oddly familiar and a little eerie. Spread over a valley in Basilicata, the town is stark, called “la città sotterranea” ("the underground city") for the vast number of hillside cave dwellings from the Paleolithic period in which, off on and on...

If you visit the southern Italian city of Matera this month, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Mr James Bond himself. Daniel Craig and company will be filming the latest 007 movie in the ancient city of caves, which was also the backdrop to the Amazonian island of Themyscira in Wonder Woman (2017). It is not hard to understand Hollywood...