Matera prepares for 2019

A victory for the South of Italy: the coronation of Matera to become Europe’s capital of culture in 2019. A victory, seen as a breath of fresh air, able to push the boundaries of the Region of Basilicata, and make it known to the whole world. After the ritual celebration, the first call comes from Federconsumatori, Italy’s biggest Consumers’ Association. The main issue is to complete infrastructural works, such as roads and railways, necessary for the success of the event. ‘Matera is a gem, which is finally recognized in the eyes of the world’, according to Federconsumatori. ‘We must do anything to get ourselves prepared for 2019: it’s an opportunity not to be missed. It will bring new developments to the area, both cultural and economic, which may offer important touristic features’…READ MORE.

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