Guided tour

Matera: 2-Hour Guided Tour of Sassi

Matera: 2-Hour Guided Tour of Sassi

From US$ 51.04 per person

Discover one of Matera’s ancient landscapes on this 2-hour guided tour of Sassi, exploring the UNESCO-listed site’s alleys, churches, and historical caves on this unique cultural adventure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the world-famous Sassi of Matera
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the city from a unique perspective
  • Explore the wonders of the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso
Full description

Your tour will begin at the meeting point in Via Alessandro Volta. From here, your expert guide will lead you to the Church of San Francesco, situated in the historic center of the city. Next, you’ll continue along a panoramic road comprised of narrow streets and winding alleys. After arriving at the Rupestre Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, you’ll find a pleasant surprise waiting inside: a classic example of the traditional culture of this remarkable city.

Afterwards, you’ll move on to visit a typical Matera cave-house before continuing along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia "Pert P’stèl" to conclude your cultural adventure.

Includes
  • Rocky church ticket
  • Cave house ticket
  • Expert guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tip
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

Via Alessandro Volta, 3/5, 75100 Matera MT, Italia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Food, drinks, and gratuities are not included.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 834 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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Our guide, Francesco, was really fantastic , friendly and exceptionally experienced. He took us to the Sassi quarters giving loads of details about history and curiosity as well as tips to enjoy further exploring the place. I will be back for sure. Finally a visit to his museum . I highly recommend this guide.

December 20, 2021

Giusy, la guida, è semplicemente spaziale! Ti trasmette la passione per la storia e narra della città non solo a livello storico/architettonico ma proprio contestualizzandola e raccontando aneddoti collegati alla letteratura e personaggi storici passati da qui. Tour vivamente consigliato! Doveva durare 2 ore e invece ne è durate 3!

December 8, 2021

My husband and I took part in one of the guided tours by Giusy, our guide, starting at 5 in the afternoon. Giusy was very good: she told us stories and anecdotes related to the city and the stones, also taking us to visit a cave-house and a church, where a man born in the cave-houses told us his story and sang folk songs, which made the visit even more folkloristic and engaging.

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September 21, 2020

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