Favorite thing: During the sixties i Sassi were still occupied by poor people .Hard sanitary conditions,sharing living room with donkies and hens..it was a sort of shame for the Italy of the economic boom.Today the houses are totally free and abandoned.It's amusing to go insides to discover what's up how is it,to guess how people use to live there.Sad to say there is often a bit of rubbish or ,in a darck corner,the track of someone who needed urgently of a bathroom....
Favorite thing: In front of the city,on the opposit hill there are acient churches dug.The monks came here after the city was born,they found out this kind of living in an hard nature,under an hard cover of stones more satisfacting for their spiritual life....who knows what the old inhabitants thought about this?
Vertical Cities:roof ridge
Favorite thing: Wandering among i sassi is like walking on top of buildings...well you are walking on the top of the buildings.the architecture follows the movement of the hill,the acient houses were dug in the rock.It's a sort of multilevel city,the door of an hous is near the roof ridge of another one.
Favorite thing: One of the most enjoing activities to do in Matere is pass through doors and gates forever opened now