Italy's 9,000-year-old Matera is European Capital of Culture
Matera kicked of its year as the European Capital of Culture 2019 with an impressive opening ceremony that showed off everything the city has to offer.
Euronews' Marta brambilla Pisoni reports from Matera as the city gears up for its opening ceremony as European Capital of Culture 2019.
On a crisp winter’s day, locals gather in a Southern Italian piazza, in the shadow of a 13th century convent, to raise a visionary new architectural structure. It takes a village to hoist the spired earth-toned building — though it’s made of cardboard.