September 2016 / World Wide

Ben Hur

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.


In Details


Follow the cast and crew of the upcoming epic action movie ‘Ben-Hur’ to Matera!  The city in southern Italy doubled as the home town of ‘Ben-Hur’ - Jerusalem.

Matera is famous for its UNESCO  accredited ancient cave dwellings, the Sassi.  The city is also known as la Città Sotterranea – the Subterranean City.  Spellbinding historic scenery make it the perfect setting for ancient Jerusalem.

The Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita is a unique experience.  Ten years of work have transformed some of Matera’s ancient caves into a mesmerising hotel created within the hill underneath the town.  This unusual location is simply captivating.

A rejuvenating massage prepares mind and body for a delicious dinner in the Crypt of the Civita, a thirteenth century deconsecrated church.  The food is sublime, the candlelit and fireside setting, unforgettable.

Relive some of the fantastic filming scenes on an exclusive location tour  in and around the city and caves. Over 1,000 local residents featured as Roman soldiers!