Guided tour

Matera: Guided Tour of Sassi di Matera

Guided tour

Matera: Guided Tour of Sassi di Matera

Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

From US$ 48.79 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Italian, German, French, English, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • 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

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.

  • Expert guide
  • Entry to cave house
  • Entry to Church of Sant'Antonio Abate
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tip (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1594 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

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.

April 1, 2023

Very good , very impassioned guide. Also got helped to linkup with your despite being 15 mins late. Why - couldn’t find the tourist information centre that was the tourist company office in fact. The primary issue was I couldn’t get a regular working mobile signal in Matera so google maps didn’t work at right time

April 1, 2023

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!

Read more

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 261282