Guided tour

Matera: Guided Walking Tour

Matera: Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 45.63 per person

A guided walking tour in Matera, a UNESCO site and 2019 European Capital of Culture. A local tour guide will lead you to discover the "Sassi", a historic town where you'll see cave houses and rupestrian churches.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian
Small group available


  • Admire the landascape of the "Sassi"
  • Stroll between the ancient neighborhood of Sasso Barisano and Sasso caveoso
  • Share your excursion with other curious travelers
Full description
You will meet a local tour guide in the main square, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where you'll begin your walking tour admiring the landscape of the historic center from unique viewpoints. Then the tour will lead you through the historic center, covering topics of Matera history on the way. Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture, an important acknowledgment for its history and beauty which has been carved in stone. Walking among the "Sassi" (the ancient neighborhoods of Sasso Barisano e Sasso Caveoso), you will discover the cave houses and churches carved in the rock, as well as the newly restored Cathedral. From the Cathedral which is built in a high point of the hill, you will enjoy enchanting views over the historic center and of Murgia Materana Park, an area characterized by hills and Mediterranean vegetation. Over the course of 2 hours, you will be completely immersed in a magical unique land, seeing all of the major sights of Matera.
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Rock Church entrance
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • This tour is free for children under 6 years of age
    Customer reviews

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    4.7 /5

    based on 136 reviews

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    It was a pleasant experience thanks to our guide Angela who pointed out the various aspects of the constructions of the stones, the rock churches, the way of life in those caves of the history of Matera with a wealth of details and satisfying our every request for details. Also worth mentioning is the punctuality of the appointment information with messages.

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    August 6, 2020

    A fantastic tour in a wonderful city. Thanks very much to our guide Mario who introduced us to the city with a passion never seen before. All interesting and he truly engaging a really smart person who with simplicity and sympathy told the story of Matera from prehistory to the present day. Great tour organized at the grand

    July 5, 2019

    Excellent tour and very knowledgeable local guide

    Excellent walking tour to admire the wonders of Matera: truly prepared, patient, clear and comprehensive guide in the explanations. Witty as much as it takes, even to "lighten" the journey up and down on foot, he has provided numerous stories and anecdotes of his youth making us truly understand all the historical, social and political differences that led Matera to become European Capital of Culture for 2019. The tour, it should also be deservedly said, also lasted about thirty munuti more than expected and ended with a taste of typical local specialties (without any hassle from the managers). To be recommended.

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    May 26, 2019

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