Matera for years was poverty-ridden, but then tourists discovered the town. There are endless scenes as you wonder the alleys and stairways of the old town. Being a slight addict to old doors… Materia was heaven.
Matera dates back to the palaeolithic era. In the 7th Century, grottos were taken over by monasteries.In the 16th and 17th century ownership of the town changed hands many times and a city was built on the slopes of the gully. Now, it is a maze of buildings which appear to be build upon each other. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Flavian Amphietheatre in Pozzuoli, just outside of Naples, is the third largest Roman amphitheatre in Italy. Here, you are well off the tourist grid. Enjoy walking around the remarkably preserved inner structure with no crowds to content with.