Matera, Basilicata Italy/ Chiesa San Pietro Caveoso | Mapping


Chiesa of San Pietro Caveoso is located at Matera, a city on a rocky outcrop in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the city of stones and rock churches. Is one of the oldest, still inhabited cities in the world. It preserves evidence of human settlements since the Paleolithic period in its natural caves carved into the rock.
The oldest frescos and one of the most important examples of Lombard art in Southern Italy can be found, frescoes dating back to the first half of the 9th century. These iconic frescoes represent the various cultural influences and devotional traditions of this area, such as Latin, Byzantine and the Crusades.
San Pietro Caveoso is a Catholic church situated in the Sassi of Matera, which have been described as one of the most unique landscapes in Europe.
The front is in the baroque style and presents three portals. Over each portal there is a niche with statues. They show the "Madonna of the mercy", "Saint Peter" (over the left portal) and "Saint Paul" (over the right portal). The side niches are surmounted by two rectangular windows and the central one by two single-lancet windows. There is a rose window and a bell tower with a pyramidal cusp on it.
This video mapping project was part of the event held to celebrate its thirty-year anniversary as a Unesco site onn Dec 2023.
A 2.5 min show conceptualizing pre-historical influence and the art heritage as a silent history hidden on its walls.
Back to Top