Tourism boom for Culture Capital Matera

Number of visitors rose 20% in 2018

(ANSA) - Matera, July 16 - The southern Italian city of Matera started to enjoy a tourism boom even before it became the 2019 European City of Culture, according to data released on Tuesday. Small-and-medium-enterprises association CNA said that 614,000 people visited Matera in 2018, an increase of almost 20% with respect to 2017.
    It said that the rise was driven by a 22% increase in visits by foreign tourists.
   

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