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Italian town to be 2019 Capital of Culture


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Italian town to be 2019 Capital of Culture

A small Italian town has been picked to be European Capital of Culture in 2019.

Matera, close to the country’s southern heel, will share the title with the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

The ancient centre of the town – suspected to be among the first human settlements in Italy – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Swedish town of Umeå and Riga Latvian hold the title this year.

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