Calabria, Basilicata, Umbria: Italy has attracted the attention of Greek photographer Jenny Lykourezou, who defines her voyages as “photographic pilgrimages”. Her images catch the beauty of the “destinations” that have fascinated or surprised her the most. One of these destinations is Matera: also known as the “city of rocks”, it is one of the most ancient cities in the world and was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1993. Now the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Athens displays the photographs of the artist to pay a tribute to Matera. The IIC organised an exhibition that will be opened at 7 p.m. on Friday, 11 November at the OKTO Studio in Thessaloniki. The inauguration of the exhibition will also be an occasion for story-telling: musician Georgia Sylaiou will describe the city of Matera as she came to know it during her concerts. “Jenny Lykourezou’s takes add on to those of the many photographers who crossed our city, fully grasping the spirit, magic and atmospheres that have been hovering over these places for ten thousand years and are renewed through every different glance,” said Salvatore Adduce, the mayor of Matera.