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  1. Italy
  2. Gravina in Puglia
  3. Sassi di Matera

Matera: 4-Day Private Movie Sets and Surrounding Area Tour

Product ID: 342296
Discover Matera and its surrondings, sleeping in a typical cave accommodation and visiting important locations. You'll encounter scenes from famous films and sample authentic local fare throughout this private 4-day tour.
About this activity
Duration: 4 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sleep in typical cave accomodation in Matera
  • Visit Matera, Altamura, and Gravina in Puglia
  • Take advantage of a private transfer
  • Tour privately with your guide
Full description
Day 1: Matera

After arriving in Matera you will check in to your accommodation. In the evening you'll meet the tour guide, who will lead you around Matera for a panoramic tour by night. You will later have dinner in a gourmet restaurant, before retiring for the day.

Day 2: Sassi di Matera Food, Movie Tour, and Park of the Rock Churches

Following breakfast, you'll meet your guide in the hall of the hotel and depart for a private food and movie tour. Matera is considered one of the most evocative places in Southern Italy, being a UNESCO site and the European Capital of Culture in 2019. During the itinerary you'll see the places where the film scenes were set, such as "The Passion" by Mel Gibson, "Ben Hur" by Timur Bekmabetov, "Wonder Woman" by Petty Jenkins, and most recently "007: No Time to Die" by Cari Fukunaga.

You will be fascinated to discover the existence of houses and churches carved into the rock, where some inhabitants lived until the first half of the 20th century. You'll visit the Cathedral before tasting local food, meeting producers and artisans along the way. In the afternoon you'll visit the Murgia Materana Park, which is characterized by caves and Mediterranean vegetation. That evening you will have free time to spend at your leisure.

Day 3: Gravina in Puglia, Altamura

Following breakfast, a driver will pick you up from your hotel from where you'll travel to Gravina di Puglia with a private transfer by minivan. During the private tour you'll discover a fascinating "town in a town", with its underground rooms and alleys made of burrows, barns, and rock churches.

Following this visit, stop in to a local dairy shop to taste the typical "Pallone di Gravina", a spun cheese with a spherical shape. In the afternoon you will depart for Altamura, visiting the beautiful cathedral which is the only one built by the medieval King Frederick II of Swabia. You can also explore the enchanting historic center with its alleys, ancient palaces, and squares. Later, stop at an ancient bakery to taste the local DOP bread pane di Altamura, before returning back to Matera for another free evening.

Day 4: Matera

Following breakfast on your final day, your tour will conclude.
Includes
  • 3 nights in a hotel in the city center
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner on day 1
  • Local food tasting on day 2
  • Local product tastings on day 3
  • Private transfer by minivan on day 3
  • Private guided tour of Matera, the Park of the Rock Churches, Gravina in Puglia, and Altamura
What’s Not Included
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • Dinner on day 2 and 3
  • Anything else not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Il Palazzotto Residence & Winery.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Private tour guaranteed everyday with a minimum of 2 people