I wouldn’t like to offend anyone, however my personal opinion about Italy is that the country was born in Naples. I know that it sounds like the “Out of Africa” theory of paleoanthropology, that proposes a single area of origin for modern humans corresponding to East Africa, but my theory is really based on facts. What do most Italians eat? What is the most famous Italian food? You will probably answer either pizza or pasta. Right, both of them are from Naples ̶ thus if all Italians eat Neapolitan food, all the Italians are from Naples.
As many people might know, Matera was recently elected European Capital of Culture 2019, chosen from a group of candidates that consisted of some of the most famous Italian cities, such as Venice, Siena, and Perugia. Most people probably don’t know that much about Matera and even fewer are able to pin point the location on a map of Italy without having to ask “Mr Google”! Ok, let’s start from