amazing view form the terrace at ex monastery of santa lucia
you can't leave matera before have seen this amazing place. the Ex monastery of santa lucia alla civita, in the heart of Sassi di Matera was the second monastery for the nuns of santa lucia. this monument was built before 1000 year for be a farm.then the owners gift the bilding to the church and made here the monastery. in the middle-age it contain also the gate of matera. so for this reason was called "santa lucia alla civita" 'cos give the access in the richest part of the city. the nuns leave this place in the XXVII sec and the church sell the building to private owners. the best place of Sassi must visit it
Copyright: Antonio Lamacchia
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Taken: 17/01/2014
Uploaded: 24/02/2014
Updated: 13/10/2014


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