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Case cisterna

Case cisterna

Old houses built in the rock

  • Author: redazione
  • Date Posted: Mar 20, 2017
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  • Address: Ponte San Pietro Caveoso Matera

All the underground structures that have been developed in Matera are an endless example of how humans are able to adapt to the environment they live. This is the case of ‘Case cisterna’ which literally means tank-houses. The ‘Case cisterna’ are private housing and a water diffusion network at the same time because of their characteristic canals that bring the water from higher to lower levels.