Bread is an important symbol of Matera. Its culture has got deep roots in the city's history. Bread is produced by skilled masters with hard wheat flour, according to a very ancient recipe.
It has been at the heart of the city life for centuries and it is still the "sacred" food on families' dining tables.
Up to the 1950s housewives used hard wooden stamps to mark their loaves so as to recognize them once baked. Numerous stamps ar still on display at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola of Matera.
Luca has made this video to share our tradition with you.
The soundtrack is a traditional folk song in Matera's dialect