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Complesso rupestre che comprende due fra le più importanti chiese rupestri presenti negli antichi rioni Sassi di Matera. Comprende anche il monastero un tempo annesso a Madonna delle Virtù ed un vicinato con una serie di case grotta e cantine. Luogo...more
This is a particularly good example, as not only is the church itself a good example but there are several levels and access to caves.
Be sure to avoid being there when there are tour groups and they crowd out the small site. Be sure...More
The church itself is small but has three domes and you can see frescoes on the walls. Of interest is the one of the crucifixion of Christ.
There is a main room where the last supper with Mel Gibson was filmed.
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When we visited this site, it hosted an interesting sculpture exhibit. It was a lovely "extra" but even without it, this stone-hewn complex would have been massively interesting all the same. Spectacular is basically the word for it. Take your time to visit each of...More
When you visit this cave church you realise why Mel Gibson chose this site as the place to film the last supper. Even looking outside you would think that you are in the 'Holy Land.'
The admission not only gives you access to the church...More
This rupestrian church is dedicated to Madonna delle Virtù around 1000 AD. It had a monastery or convent that kept an order of nuns there. The church is an example of "negative architecture"; it was dug entirely into the underlying limestone. Yes, you should visit...More