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.
Journeys of Exploration, Anglo Irish Heritage at Blackrock Castle, Cork.Blackrock Castle is the oldest surviving structure still in use in the city of Cork; a 16th century fort. A compelling new, high-quality interpretive experience, Journeys of Exploration, is the project proposal at the Blackrock Castle. The story of the Anglo Irish and Cork's maritime heritage will be told through new multi-lingual interpretation and exhibits at the rooftop, gunnery, courtyard and castle slipway.