14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Stairway in Matera, Italy
Matera is a far southern Italian city that may have been inhabited as far back as 3 BCE. A canyon carved by the Gravina River left behind grottoes which were fashioned into homes, now uninhabited. The pathways meander precipitously into and out of then town.
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