Matera (Italy) Reviews
Description:City: Matera / Country: Italy / Country Region: Basilikata / World Region: Europe
Newest Review: ... used as a dwelling. After walking through it we came to a kind of terrace from which we could l ook over the Sasso Barisano, the prevailing colour of the whole area is a monochrome grey. We stepped down some crooked stairs carved into the stone and stood on an oval place from which we could see ... more
Customer Matera (Italy) Reviews (1)
by - written on 26/04/04, updated on 26/04/04 (Very useful, 74 readings)
Did Mel Gibson not shoot his latest film ´The Passion of The Christ´ in the real Jerusalem because of the political situation in Israel? This may have been a thought, but only one of secondary importance, I bet he knew from the start that the setting had to be Matera; the Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini shot his film ´The Gospel according to St. Matthew´ there in 1964, Richard Gere was there to play King David in 1985, since 1949 twenty-four films have been shot in Matera. Where on earth (!) is Matera and what is so special about it that it has been ... Read the complete review
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