There is some information about Matera available online, which can be very useful to those planning a trip through the Basilicata region of Italy .

            A good place to begin doing some preliminary research is on this Matera Information page, which was found through Wikipedia.   Here, one can obtain such background information as history and population statistics.

            This Basilicata Tourism site is a great place to find travel and tourism information that is general to most of the region.  Here, one can find a page dedicated to information about Tourism in the Province of Matera

            For more information, visit the Tourist Information Center located in town at: Via de Viti de Marco, 9 (in upper town).

            A good way to get to know an unfamiliar area better is by studying its geography.  Get started by looking at a Map of Italy, a Map of the Basilicata Region, and a Map of Matera.

            For weather information about Matera , check out this Seven Day Forecast, and this Climate Averages page.

            Although there are no foreign embassies located in Matera , many countries have a location somewhere in Italy (mostly in Rome ).  For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.