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What to do in Matera Italy

What to do in Matera Italy

The first time I went to Matera, I was absolutely blown away. I’d seen photos, but it is impossible to get the true sense of an entire town of cave dwellings from photos and descriptions. Read below for my recommendations on what to do in Matera to get the most out of your visit to…

Puglia’s underground oil mills

Puglia’s underground oil mills

We arrived in the small Puglian town of Presicce on a wet October morning to meet our guide for a tour of the town’s underground olive oil mills. Puglia’s underground oil mills are easy to visit because many towns have them. The town of Presicce has a huge underground network of these mills: at the height of…

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