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Bari: Matera Day Trip

1. Bari: Matera Day Trip

Your tour will begin as a comfortable minivan picks up you from Bari, at which point you will travel to Matera. You'll the presence of a tour leader to assist you all the time in this stone city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is one of the most evocative cities in Italy, and was actually chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Characterized by the famous caves that were inhabited up until the first half of the 900s, Matera consists of two old neighborhoods: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. Through these areas you will enjoy a guided walk, with views over the Murgia Materana Park. Your tour guide will show you houses and churches built in the caves, as well as the recently restored cathedral, which was edified starting from the year 1230. The tour leader will leads you inside an ancient cistern, a cave house with an audioguide tour, and in some local shop and have small tastings. You'll have some free time to explore on your own the town with our suggestions about shops, restaurants, monuments. In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bari by minivan.

Matera: Six Course Truffle Tasting Experience

2. Matera: Six Course Truffle Tasting Experience

The truffle tasting consists of 6 courses- Toasted Matera bread croutons with truffle creams and sauces- Truffle salami- Cheese of various seasonings with truffles- Fresh dairy products (stracciatella and ricotta) with truffle- Bull's eye egg with fresh black truffle- Sweet panna cotta with truffle honey and a sprinkling of fresh black truffle You will learn important information about this product, thanks to the careful and precise explanations of an expert.

Matera Tour: Taste and Handicraft

3. Matera Tour: Taste and Handicraft

Visit the Sassi of Matera and taste traditional local products. From here you will continue towards the civita, the oldest part of Matera, where you'll discover the ancient history of the city carved into the rock. Be amazed by the presence of fascinating frescoed rock churches and cave dwellings, where the inhabitants lived until the beginning of the 20th century. Finally you will arrive at the Cathedral Santa Maria della Bruna, built in the Apulian Romanesque style. Stop in a bakery to taste focaccia with tomatoes and in a shop to taste traditional products such as cruschi peppers, cheeses and local ham with bread and extra virgin olive oil, and fried beans and taralli.

Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

4. Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

The Walking Guided Tour of the Sassi starts in Piazza Pascoli with a historical and anthropological introduction of the Sassi neighborhoods. The tour continues through the historic center. Along the way, the guide will illustrate Baroque churches such as the Church of Purgatory and the Church of San Francesco d'Assisi. After visiting Piazza Vittorio Veneto - the main square of the historic center - the guide will lead you to explore an extraordinary hypogeum environment and, afterward, typically furnished cave-house with household furniture and work tools used by farmers in the fields. Crossing the Barisano neighborhood you enter the Sasso Caveoso area, dominated by the Monterrone cliff. On the top of the cliff, as indicated by a wrought iron cross, there are two ancient places of worship: the two churches of Madonna dell'Idris and San Giovanni in Monterrone completely carved into the rock. The tour continues with the visit to a rock-hewn church. Enjoy a light lunch, sampling Matera's traditional food delicacies and pairing it with fine local wine, right at the end of your guided tour.

Rapolla Private Tour: Aglianico Wine Tour Near Matera

5. Rapolla Private Tour: Aglianico Wine Tour Near Matera

Rapolla is a small town famous for its thermal waters and its historic cellars dug into volcanic tuff. This guided tour will take you through the narrow streets of the old town until you reach the thirteenth-century cathedral, from which you can enjoy the view over the entire valley and the many hypogean cellars that make up the well-known Parco Urbano delle Cantine. In the Piano Castle district you will visit the remains of the city walls, in particular a circular tower, while in Largo Castello you can admire the Palazzo Lupo, Palazzo Brienza with its rusticated portal, the nouveau art Palazzo Megale, and Palazzo Dardes. Explore the many cellars dug into the tuff which are still used to conserve fine wine. After visiting the churches of San Biagio, the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Santa Lucia, the tour will end at the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta.

Policoro: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

6. Policoro: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive cooking show and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert, and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

Matera: Market Tour and Authentic Cooking Experience

7. Matera: Market Tour and Authentic Cooking Experience

Discover the joy of Italian cooking with this unique market tour and cooking lesson provided by Le Cesarine. Enjoy learning how cook authentically, and share in wisdom that as been passed down for generations. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of an Italian local market with an expert cook and learn how to recognize the best produce for your dish. After the market, your cook will prepare a private cooking demo for you. Listen as your cook shares the secrets of her family recipe. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course, side dish, and dessert. Pair a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars with your meal, and finish with a cup of hot coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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What people are saying about Matera

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Turisti in Puglia excellent at communicating with us. They let us know so what to expect throughout our day and provided us with detailed information. Our driver arrived early (which was perfect for us as we were at the pick-up point early). The driver was courteous, kind and professional. Our on-site tour guide met us as soon as we arrived and immediately began sharing his wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend this tour and this tour company.

A very interesting guide with a very good level of English who will explain the history of the city to you with passion and answer your questions with precision and barely hidden enthusiasm. She will take you through the typical streets of Matera on a 2-hour guided tour. It should be noted, however, that visits to buildings are chargeable and not included in the reservation.

Great city, impressive history. Incredibly interesting told and narrated by a great tour guide.