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Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

1. Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

The Walking Guided Tour of the Sassi starts in Piazza Pascoli with a historical and anthropological introduction of the Sassi neighborhoods. The tour continues through the historic center. Along the way, the guide will illustrate Baroque churches such as the Church of Purgatory and the Church of San Francesco d'Assisi. After visiting Piazza Vittorio Veneto - the main square of the historic center - the guide will lead you to explore an extraordinary hypogeum environment and, afterward, typically furnished cave-house with household furniture and work tools used by farmers in the fields. Crossing the Barisano neighborhood you enter the Sasso Caveoso area, dominated by the Monterrone cliff. On the top of the cliff, as indicated by a wrought iron cross, there are two ancient places of worship: the two churches of Madonna dell'Idris and San Giovanni in Monterrone completely carved into the rock. The tour continues with the visit to a rock-hewn church. Enjoy a light lunch, sampling Matera's traditional food delicacies and pairing it with fine local wine, right at the end of your guided tour.

Matera: Immersive Walking Uocy Tour with VR Headsets

2. Matera: Immersive Walking Uocy Tour with VR Headsets

History has never been so tangible as it is with Uocy! Set out on the truly Immersive Tour and explore – walking in the company of Professor Uocy’s Assistant – the most picturesque places of the oldest neighbourhood of the Sasso Caveoso such as San Pietro Caveoso Square and the Longobard Necropolis. Go back in time and meet the most prominent figures in the history of Matera watching them come to life thanks to our Virtual Reality Headsets. You will get to know all about a rainwater collection system, which has made the city of Matera famous worldwide, about the sanitary measures adopted to oppose the tragic unhygienic situation which the inhabitants of Matera had been living until the 50’s of the previous century. We will also tell you the story of the whale Giuliana and much ... much more! What better way to learn about history than actually live it! Enjoy an innovative, engaging and exciting cultural experience! Grasp at the opportunity to relive more than 10,000 years of history: the history of Matera!

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