A view of Matera from Piazza del Duomo towards Sasso Barisano and Chiesa di Sant’ Agostino
Large areas of The Sassi were evacuated due to malaria, poverty and disease in the 1950s. There is some renovation now, but still there is an eerie abandoned quality to the part of the city.
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G
Location: 40° 39’ 59.91" N, 16° 36’ 38.95" E
This photograph won the reader photo competition in Italia! magazine, issue number 87
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