Matera, Italy - a/k/a the city of stones. Town has more than 100 rock churches. Matera’s real claim to fame, though, and the reason it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the extensive series of cave dwellings ("i sassi") southeast of town, first inhabited by Benedictine and Basilian monks. You’ll see individual cells, chapels, and even some churches, many adorned with Byzantine decorations and frescoes.
The more I become experienced in my craft, the more I realize that most teachers are thrown a manual and told to teach. For me, there have been big Aha’s and I actually have realized why the reading programs are putting these components into their program. I would like to express that I am not...Read More »