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Matera: 2-Hour Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Matera: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

From US$ 156.77 per person

Join an experienced local guide and explore the beautiful Matera on foot on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the frescoes, rock-cut dwellings and churches that make this city unique.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019
  • See the unique scenery which has enchanted so many directors
  • Wonder at the beauty and mystery of ancient cave houses and churches
Full description
Meet your expert tour guide in the Piazzetta Pascoli and enjoy fantastic views of Matera, the ancient city overlooked by the cathedral's bell-tower and the Sasso Caveoso. Marvel at this remarkable spectacle of urban development frequently utilized by great directors such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson. View the Palazzo Lanfranchi, which houses the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, and the other buildings of the Baroque District. Then go into the heart of the Sasso Caveoso and view the unique and beautiful cave buildings which have been inhabited since Palaeolithic times. Visit the church of San Pietro Caveoso whose Baroque facade belies a much older history. To really connect with the regions ancient inhabitants, enjoy the unique experience of a visit to a furnished cave-house decorated according to ancient traditions. Be enchanted by the splendid frescoes of one of the most interesting cave-churches in the whole area, the Church of St. Lucia alle Malve. After, return to Piazzetta Pascoli.
Includes
  • Certified local guide
  • Tickets for a rupestrian church with frescoes and a typically furnished casagrotta
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Piazzetta Pascoli, in front of the large "Goccia" bronze sculpture, the guide will be holding a sign with your name.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      1/5
    • Value for money
      3.3/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    An interesting stroll through the Sassi of Matera with a knowledgeable guide. Included visits to a cave home and a cave church, both of which were fascinating.

    October 12, 2021

    Our guide was able to tell the history of the city well. But to hear that, you don't book a tour for 290 euros. We would have liked to know more about individual buildings. The visit to the Felsenkirche was unreasonable and disappointing. The visit to the Casa Grotta did not take place, waiting too long. Many groups in front of it. A very bad organization of the leader or your organization. As I said, asking 290 euros for such a tour is simply an insolence. We cannot recommend your organization or this guide.

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    November 3, 2019

    Excellent, I recommend it

    I had high expectations for this tour and they were fully met. The explanation is very interesting. The guide is very committed to his work, I would say that he is passionate about Matera and he managed to transmit it. Very good experience

    June 16, 2019

    Product ID: 141591