Pentedattilo is an impressive old village in southern Calabria. The village is a 45 minute drive from Reggio. The nearest destination which can be reached by public transport is Melito Porto Salvo or Saline Joniche.
The Sassi di Matera – “stone city” was probably founded by the Romans in the third century BC. The buildings are located on both sides of a valley. The streets in some parts of the Sassi is located on the rooftops of other houses. A more “modern” city was built around the thirteenth century.