MATERA   Awarded European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera, located in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata has been awarded the title of the 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy. Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner responsible for culture, congratulate Matera on its successful bid.  Since the announcement  Richard Gere who filmed King David in Matera passed on his congratulations for the city and commented…