Matera Named Top World Destination–as Italy bike tour clients already know BikeTours.comJanuary 23, 2012August 10, 2015 Featured Destination No Comments Facebook8Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0Fodors has named Matera to its list of top 21 places to visit in 2012. This comes as no surprise to our clients who have visited the city on their Italy bicycle tours, like the Basilicata and Apulia Sassi and Trulli tour. “In-the-know Italy lovers are buzzing about this under-the-radar patch of country, located in the arch of Italy’s boot. Basilicata’s ancient city of Matera (where Passion of the Christ was filmed) feels lost in time; it’s home to UNESCO World Heritage site Sassi, comprising hundreds of cave dwellings dating back to the eighth century, some of which have been converted into Matera’s most-coveted rooms. Even the local cuisine takes its queues from age-old recipes.” See all of BikeToursDirect Italy tours here >> See all of our Apulia tours here >> Share this:PinterestFacebookLinkedInRedditGooglePrintTwitter Related posts: 8 Hot Destinations for Bicycle Travel in 2013 Top 25 Bike Tours of 2016 Client trip report: Taste of Tuscany tour Top 10 things best experienced by bike in Connemara, Ireland adventure travel, europe, italy, travel inspiration ← Our First North American Bike Tour Destination – Mexico! The reluctant cyclist’s e-bike adventure → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.