Staying in one of the Sassi’s cave hotels has become one of tourism's most exotic new experiences, allowing the traveller seeking new thrills, to lodge, at least temporarily, as a troglodyte, or "cave dweller". Only thing is, the caves are nothing like one would expect; these are immaculate uber modern rooms with state-of-the-art amenities, subterranean

What a truly delectable find Al Buon Gustaio is: a little shop chock full of specialty food items from the region. From the typical oven roasted black olives to olive paté; from specialty pastas to fried sweet peppers (peperoni cruschi), they're all there. yum! Definitely worth a visit in Matera's Piazza V. Veneto. Spaghetti Lucani I