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Our hotel overlooked this pretty church, set on a little hill that rises from Sasso Caveoso, this church is on many famous pictures of the Sassi of Matera. I went in horrid heat, mid June and nearly passed out. But still so worth it. This...More
Setting of the church is very beautiful. Because it looked so special my husband and I decided to visit inside. We were very disappointed. No photography (even without flash) or videos are allowed. Cannot understand why.
The chapel is situated on a hill and can be seen from most places. The Chapel is two churches joined together. They are cave like with frescos on the wall. When we visited the frescos were being restored. Well worth a visit. The views around...More
Unfortunately, we couldn’t enter the church as it was closed when we arrived, but it was very beautiful from outside. It’s very original looking, not your typical church for sure, and the stone looked so pretty in the sun at the end of the day....More
you cannot miss this. I thought that this was one of the highlights of our visit to Matera. amazing church cut into the rock. quite small but in sharp contrast to the opulent churches you normally see in Italy.
The hewn rock church of the Madonna de Idris is an enduring relic of Byzantine faith with fading icons painted into the rockface. The faint saintly images have survived the ravages of time but are crying for some professional preservation before they fade away entirely...More