Matera Italy and the Women’s Writers Festival

written by Lee Strauss | Lee Strauss, travel

October 4, 2015

I recently crossed off a Bucket List item with a trip to Italy. It began in Florence, then to Rome, Matera and Bari. The catalyst to the trip was the Women's Writers Festival. It's hosted in Matera, an ancient town where The Passion of the Christ was filmed and, according to our taxi driver, the upcoming Ben Hur remake. You can see why. If it weren't for the cars and the contemporary clothing of the pedestrians, you could believe you'd traveled back in time.

View from our B & B.

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On our way to the conference. Steep hills, lots of steps. Good exercise!

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From the top!

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An informative panel with Elizabeth Jennings,David Gaughran,Camille Mofidi, Jane Friedman and Porter Anderson.

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Breakfast Matera style.

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