If you start researching about Matera you'll for sure stumble upon the fact that the city changed from being considered the shame of Italy to UNESCO capital of culture in 2019. Have a look at my experience in this amazingly beautiful city.
Matera, Basilicata's jewel, may be the third-longest continuously inhabited human settlement in the world. (Source)
The idea behind going to Puglia came after I saw some years ago a picture from Alberobello and in that very instant I fell in Love :))) .. I knew from the beginning that this place will probably be packed with tourists as at least more recently it's listed in all the tops of beautiful villages, but I really wanted to see it. And yes it is packed with tourists, but who cares when you get to see these super ultra cute Trulli houses.