Pisticci is located on a mountaintop in the province of Matera, in the River Basento Valley. In 1688, a land slide destroyed half of the old town. The land has now been reconstructed and is known as the ‘U Dirupo’ translated from the Pisticcese dialect as ‘The Fallen’. The Italian Ministry of Culture has identified and recognised it as one of the 100 Wonders of Italy for its distinctive simple white-washed houses.You can also take an evening stroll along the Corso Margherita to browse the shops, and sample their famous gelato.