Photos and the City

destination photography & travel

I´ve already shown you lots of stairs, cats and a cute dog and here comes part 2 of my pictures from Sasso Barisano. Sitting on the very edge of the rock Sant´ Augustino was founded in 1592 by monks belonging to the Order of Hermits. Read more about this monastery on the sassiweb.

Strolling through the Sassi today one almost can´t imagine how living in the caves had been until the 1950ies. Whole families and their live stock lived cheeck by jowl, without running water and other modern facilities. It’s difficult to imagine that Matera’s ancient warren was known not too long ago as “the shame of Italy” […]