The Madonna Della Bruna Festival is an annual festival which celebrates the life of Madonna Della Bruna, an important figure in the town’s history. The day commences with several parades and processions in the patron’s honour. The highlight of the event is an elaborate fireworks display.
An important and popular monument is the cathedral built in the Apulian-Romanesque ... More style of architecture. The church consists of a tall bell tower with a prominent statue of Maria della Bruna and a decorative interior of rose windows and elegant columns.
The New Wine and Oil Festival features different varieties of wines and olive oils which are made locally. Visitors can browse through the collection as well as buy the specialties.
The climate of Matera is highly variable with the summers and winters ranging from moderate to extreme. Rainfall is also highly irregular and appears in short showers. The best time to visit the city is in the months of May and July.
Created out of a rocky ravine, Matera’s existence dates back to the Palaeolithic ... More Age. Founded by the Romans, it was considered as a poor city till the eighties. However, recent development has made the city tourism-oriented; it is also a favoured spot for shooting feature films. Agriculture and furniture are the other dominant industries.
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