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Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy---I'm so glad we we're able to visit…

The Sassi di Matera (meaning "stones of Matera") are ancient cave dwellings in the Italian city of Matera, Basilicata. Situated in the old town, they are composed of the Sasso Caveoso and the later Sasso Barisano. (Wikipedia)

The Sassi di Matera (meaning "stones of Matera") are ancient cave dwellings in the Italian city of Matera, Basilicata. Situated in the old town, they are composed of the Sasso Caveoso and the later Sasso Barisano.

Matera, Italy- medieval village of cave houses built into the rock. Was virtually abandoned for modern homes, but now being restored. Amazing history!

Matera, Italy -- Once abandoned, this ancient Italian town carved out of a limestone gorge has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to repopulation by artists and hippies.

Matera - I sassi, Basilicata - Italy

has gained international fame for its "Sassi". The Sassi originate from a prehistoric (troglodyte) settlement, and are suspected to be some of the first human settlements in The Sassi are houses dug into the calcarenitic rock itself.

Sassi di Matera by Mirko Macari, via Flickr

Beautiful Matera where some of my relatives live ♥Sassi di Matera,province of Matera , region of Basilicata, Italia by Mirko Macari by jeri

The ancient town of Matera, Basilicata, Italy.

The ancient town of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. My favorite stop on our 2 week trip across Italy.

Sassi di Matera

A Walking Tour Through the Sassi in Matera, Italy. What better way to get exercise while on vacation?

Soriano, Toscana. Italia

Sorano, Tuscany, Italy ~ Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany. It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River. This extraordinary Italian hill-top town, is known as città del tufo.

Villa D'este in Tivoli, Italy

15 Most Beautiful photos of Italy : Cities and Places to Visit in Italy - Tivoli, Villa D’este, Rome, Italy … This looks like the mansion in the movie version of The Count of Monte Cristo!

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