The inspiration of the Sassi

March 2004
Furniture/Today;3/1/2004 Supplement, Vol. 28, p29
Trade Publication
This article presents information on Sassi, an ancient town of unusual beauty built into a craggy hillside, near Matera, Italy. Protected by UNESCO as part of the world's heritage, the Sassi is home to more than 100 rock-hewn churches, many of which still contain remnants of Latin and Byzantine frescoes inspired by the mysticism of solitary monks. Equally charming are the small towns and village surrounding Matera, known for their ancient architecture, inviting food and deep traditions.


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