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Porta Pistola, Italy

Porta Pistola, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Matera: Sassi di Matera Tour with Entry to Cave Houses

1. From Matera: Sassi di Matera Tour with Entry to Cave Houses

Embark on a day out in Sassi and explore the ancient neighbourhoods with a live guide. See a series of grottoes carved out of limestone and marvel at the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso. 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 centre 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.

Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

2. Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

Step back in time with this guided tour of Matera. Discover an ancient cemetery. Explore caves where people used to live. Hike along alpine paths to the Porta Pistola. Cross the Ponte Tibetano to reach the Belvedere Timone Murgia and its sweeping views.Meet in Piazzetta Pascoli before heading to the Barbarian Cemetery. Learn the history of the Lombard peoples who once lived in Matera. Stroll the streets of the old town to the Sassi caves. They served as homes from the Stone Age until the 1950s. Find a souvenir at a shop in the former cliff-dwellings. Descend into the Gravina gorge at Porta Pistola. Hike the same paths as members of the Italian Alpine Club. Enjoy a waterfall’s torrent as you cross the Gravina along a suspension bridge to Murgia.Spend some time to take in the panoramic views of Matera and the Gravina from the Belvedere Timone Murgia. Return to Matera by van, with a dropoff at Piazza Matteotti.

From Matera: Guided Day Trip to Bari by Van

3. From Matera: Guided Day Trip to Bari by Van

Pick-up from the city of Matera to reach the city of Bari and start your tour. •The tour winds through the alleys of Bari Vecchia, through streets where women cleverly knead the mass to create the famous orecchiette and legends that speak of superstitions and faith; •The tour will have as focal points three symbols of the city: the Swabian Castle of Bari, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola, all completed by a walk on the Wall to discover some of the most photographical places of Bari; •The guided tour ends in Piazza del Ferrarese with explanation of the Borgo Murattiano and free time for shopping. Free time for lunch and return to Matera. With this tour you can also visit the City of Matera (day chosen by the customer based on availability) TOUR OF MATERA: •Departure from our Agency (via A. Volta n. 3/5); •Stop in Piazza San Francesco, in front of the homonymous Church; •Arrive at the highest point of the city, the Civita, where you are in front of the Cathedral; •Panoramic road composed of narrow streets and winding alleys to reach via dei Fiorentini; •Church of Sant'Antonio Abate; •Casa Grotta typically furnished; •Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia, "Pert P'stel" in vernacular materano, where there is a widening, meeting point between Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso; •History of the Church of San Pietro Caveoso; •Local crafts; •Piazzetta Pascoli, overlooking the Sassi.

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,482 reviews

Annalisa was a fabulous tour guide. Having a tour guide whose own grandparents experienced the Sassi was really eye opening. She was extremely engaging and shared with us so much history about Matera. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking to learn more about this magical city.

Our guide: GIUSY, very well prepared, passionate, nice, engaging, professional ... made us fall in love with this enchanting place that is Matera. A tour of 2 and a half hours going back in time, as if it were a beautiful documentary Brava Giusy !!!!! Highly recommended

Maria Teresa was our supurb guide through the 2 neighbourhoods of Matera. She was knowledgable, patient, kind and totally worth the drive to Matera. A++

Very nice and well known guide. The tour was very interesting

The guide was excellent. Deep knowledge about history.