Guided tour

Matera: Walking Guided Tour of Sasso Caveoso

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Activity provider: Altieri Viaggi

Matera: Walking Guided Tour of Sasso Caveoso

Activity provider: Altieri Viaggi

From US$ 70.92 per person

Explore the city on a 2-hour walking tour, enjoying its alleys and hidden corners. Relive the history of the oldest town in Italy by visiting a rock-hewn church and a typically furnished cave-house.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Visit a typical cave-house illustrating the dwelling in which the citizens used to live until the '50s
  • Explore an old rock-hewn church completely carved in the rock
  • Discover southern cuisine with a small tasting of genuine local food products
Full description

Begin in Piazza Pascoli with a picturesque view over the Sasso Caveoso area, the Murgia plateau, and the massive karst fracture called "Gravina di Matera". Get a historic-architectural introduction to the Sassi before entering the Sasso Caveoso area.

Visit a traditionally furnished cave-house, proof of how the poor citizens lived until the mid-fifties, before the De Gasperi Restoration act of 1953. Continue with the visit of a Rock-hewn Church completely carved in the rock, that holds precious iconographic traces of the X-XIII centuries Greek-Italian monasticism.

Enter the “Bottegaccio”, an artisan workshop of ceramic and paper-mache, where the craftsman will tell you the story of 4 traditional Matera objects. After traveling in time and space, from the Paleolithic to the present day, end the tour with a small tasting of traditional southern food.

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees to a rock-hewn church and a typically furnished cave-house
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Please note, there are some steps that must be climbed
Customer reviews

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September 9, 2021


Beautiful visit to the Sassi of Matera. Our guide Barbara was great, without her we would not have seen it all!

June 20, 2022


The tour was very interesting and Maria told us a lot. Unfortunately we had only booked a two hour tour. There is so much to see, I recommend planning more time than we did! The tour was great!

October 9, 2022

Product ID: 281032