Before Setting Off

Matera is a year-round tourist destination, characterized by a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. It also ranks among the top Italian cities for quality of life thanks to public order and safety, the efficiency of the health service, the cleanliness of its streets, children’s playgrounds, air quality, job opportunities for younger generations, the educational level of the community, personal satisfaction and pride, and the sense of community by its inhabitants. Matera has always been one of the safest towns in Italy, thus tourists can enjoy their holidays with peace of mind.