Salandra is an Italian town of 2851 inhabitants in the province of Matera. It stands on a hill, where the Cavone river begins. The village is characterized by an area that overlooks the Salandrella valley with distinctive clay overhangs, while on the opposite side, which faces the Gruso stream is characterized by expanses of trees, olive groves and orchards.
In Salandra you can visit several historical monuments:
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, for dinner, the butchers of the village prepare local specialties called "marrciedd". Skewers of beef, cooked in a wood oven and flavored with various spices.
Matera, known as the City of Sassi, or stones, is one of the oldest settlements in the world. The Sassi were recognized on December 9, 1993, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becoming the first site of Southern Italy to receive this recognition.
In Matera you can visit different places:
The Sassi are built in a deep ravine, on which the city rises: the ravines are a very special hydrogeological phenomenon typical of the Murge, where water has carved the rock over millennia creating canyons at the end of which flows the small stream that created them . The stone inhabitants exploited the insulating properties of the tufaceous rock, creating houses that are cool in summer and warm in winter.
Heading towards Potenza, you will find the pearl of Basilicata, Castelmezzano, a town born in the Basento valley and surrounded by the Lucanian Dolomites. This town originated during the Greek colonization and later became an urban center called Maudoro (golden world).
Castelmezzano is famous for the thrilling zipline, Volo dell'Angelo, that takes place during the hottest months and consists of crossing the stretch between Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano, suspended at 1000 meters high at a speed of 120km / h.
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For lovers of culinary delicacies, the Feast of the Cuccia is celebrated on the day of Saint Lucia, December 13th, and is full of traditional Lucan products.