Guided tour

Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico
Guided tour

Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 190.05 per group up to 25

Enjoy a tour of Matera and see the striking cave dwellings of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera. Explore the city's fascinating architecture, pay a visit to the museum of farm history, and enjoy a stroll through its baroque area.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the cave-dwellings of the World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the canyon as you walk through the historic center
  • Explore the fascinating and renowned architecture of Matera
  • Visit the incredible ancient rock caves of Sassi di Matera
  • See location sites from the Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of Christ
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This exciting tour begins at the Piazzetta Pascoli with a breathtaking view over the stunning Sassi di Matera and highland plateau of the Murgia. From here, you can see the Palazzo Lanfranchi, home to the Museum of Modern and Medieval Art of Basilicata, and the nearby Church of the Carmine. Continue the tour through the heart of the ancient dwellings of Sassi, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, partly built and partly carved out of the rock themselves and furnished as it used to be during the peasant civilization. Visit the church of Saint Lucy of the Malve and admire some striking frescoes and elaborate architecture before continuing the tour towards the ancient Gravina to the museum of farm history, with typical peasant dwellings, as well as artifacts and tools from the ancient peasant life. You'll also get to visit a typical cave house from around 1900, and pass the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve. Before the day's end, return to the center of town for a stroll around the town's Baroque area and admire some stunning churches of this style, including Saint Clare and Saint Francis of Assisi. End the fascinating tour at a look-out point over the Sasso Barisano in front of the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral.
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Piazza Vittorio Veneto (in front of the bank of Napoli)

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  • Cancellation policy:
  • All excursions are non-refundable within 48 hours of the scheduled date.
  • Refunds will not be given in the case of no-shows.
  • Transfer service to/from Bari airport/port on request.
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4.6 /5

based on 60 reviews

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We booked the guide a day before and were lucky to be allocated Pasquale. His English is excellent and his knowledge outstanding. We wasted no time at any stage and he even recommended a cave restaurant in which to have lunch. A thoroughly informative and enjoyable journey.

March 23, 2023

Die Führung durch Matera-Sassi war sehr informativ. Durch die sehr lebendigen Erzählungen von Monica konnten wir uns das frühere Leben in Matera sehr gut vorstellen. Vielen Dank an dieser Stelle noch mal an Monica. Wir können diese Führung sehr empfehlen.

March 23, 2023

We waren laat doordat het afspreekpunt via de site een verkeerde plek doorgaf. Maar na contact met onze gids is het goed gekomen en hebben we veel geleerd over Matera. Paolo was gezellig en heel kundig over Matera. Het was heel mooi om matera zo te verkennen. DANK aan Paolo.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 31507