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Matera

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Matera, Region of Basilicata, southern Italy.
Once the poor house of europe. Until the mid 50s, people lived in damp, cold caves together with their livestock.

Filmmakers love Matera (and Craco). Both towns are often used as stand-ins for cities in the near east, like Jerusalem. In Craco “The Passion of Christ” was shot by Mel Gibson, while few weeks after our visit “Wonder Woman” (the 2017 version) was filmed in Matera.

However, the weasel doesn´t care about movies, as long as they aren´t about itself. It had fun, though, in a weasel-sized version of Matera. Population: 1.

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(November 2015)