In the 1930's, when Carlo Levi's sister, a physician, stopped here on her way to see her brother who was in exile in Aliano, she was, as Levi writes in Christ Stopped at Eboli, immediately struck by the ragged children begging not for alms, but for quinine. Declared 'a national disgrace' in the 1960's, the are is now a World Heritage Site, and many of the 'Sassi' cave dwellings are bijou bars and restaurants. Notable - if anything can be more notable than the site itself - is the 'rock church' of Santa Maria di Idris.
A good image. Congratulations for photo of my land
Hello! I will be back in Basilicata and Apulia one day soon. Where do you live? I must come again to visit Aliano; a like the books of Carlo Levi. Ian
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Photo taken in Sassi di Matera, 75100 Matera MT, Italy
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