Guided tour

Matera: Guided Tour of Sassi

Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

Matera: Guided Tour of Sassi

Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera
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From US$ 48.28 per person

Discover one of Matera’s ancient landscapes on a guided tour of Sassi, exploring the UNESCO-listed site’s alleys, churches, and historical caves on this unique cultural adventure.

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


  • Discover the world-famous Sassi of Matera
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the city from a unique perspective
  • Explore the wonders of the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso
Full description

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 center 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.

  • Rocky church ticket
  • Cave house ticket
  • Expert guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tip
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Meet at the tourist information center in Matera.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Food, drinks, and gratuities are not included.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 965 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide, Antonia, illustrated Matera to us as we would never have been able to see without her. Explanations of the city that once was and of the stories of everyday lives took us back in time, making us immerse in the rural atmosphere of that time. Highly recommended route with a guide like Antonia.

May 2, 2022

La nostra guida Antonia ci ha portato in un fantastico tour di Matera, tra le vie dei sassi (caveoso e barisano), accompagnato da un racconto di storia della città che ci ha incantati, mai annoiati, e ci ha portato indietro nel tempo. Non si può trarre tutta la bellezza di questa città senza conoscerne il passato difficile. Contentissima della nostra scelta, lo rifarei altre mille volte!

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February 20, 2022

Our guide, Francesco, was really fantastic , friendly and exceptionally experienced. He took us to the Sassi quarters giving loads of details about history and curiosity as well as tips to enjoy further exploring the place. I will be back for sure. Finally a visit to his museum . I highly recommend this guide.

December 20, 2021

Product ID: 261282