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Matera (Basilicata, Italy), 27/12/2015. Visiting Matera, <<a city and a province in the region of Basilicata (Lucania), in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera and the capital of Basilicata from 1663 to 1806. The town lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina. Known as "la Città Sotterranea" (the Subterranean City), Matera is well known for its historical center called "Sassi", considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993, along with the Park of the Rupestrian Churches. On October 17, 2014, Matera was declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019 (along with Plovdiv, Bulgaria). […]>> (Source - Wikipedia.org - http://bit.ly/1PB1pbs ). Numerous movies were filmed in Matera, amongst others: La Lupa 1953 - Alberto Lattuada; C'era Una Volta 1967 - Francesco Rosi; Allonsanfan 1974 - Paolo and Vittorio Taviani; Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo 1964 - Pier Paolo Pasolini; Cristo si è fermato a Eboli 1979 - Francesco Rosi; King David 1985 - Bruce Beresford; The Star Maker 1995 - Giuseppe Tornatore; The Passion of the Christ 2004 - Mel Gibson; Mary 2005 - Abel Ferrara; The Nativity Story 2006 - Catherine Hardwicke. Rumours circulating in Matera reported that the American Film Director, Francis Ford Coppola (<<[…] Born into a family of Italian immigrant ancestry, his paternal grandparents came to the United States from Bernalda, about thirty kilometre from Matera, Basilicata. His maternal grandfather, popular Italian composer Francesco Pennino, immigrated from Naples, Italy […] - Source Wikipedia.org) is allegedly set to film is new movie in Matera and other areas of Basilicata in 2016.<br />
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Matera (Basilicata, Italy), 27/12/2015. Visiting Matera, <<a city and a province in the region of Basilicata (Lucania), in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera and the capital of Basilicata from 1663 to 1806. The town lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina. Known as "la Città Sotterranea" (the Subterranean City), Matera is well known for its historical center called "Sassi", considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993,...
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