1. Italy
  2. Basilicata
  3. Matera
  4. Sassi di Matera

Matera: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 141591
Join an experienced local guide and explore the beautiful Matera on foot on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the frescoes, rock-cut dwellings and churches that make this city unique.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019
  • See the unique scenery which has enchanted so many directors
  • Wonder at the beauty and mystery of ancient cave houses and churches
Full description
Meet your expert tour guide in the Piazzetta Pascoli and enjoy fantastic views of Matera, the ancient city overlooked by the cathedral's bell-tower and the Sasso Caveoso. Marvel at this remarkable spectacle of urban development frequently utilized by great directors such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson. View the Palazzo Lanfranchi, which houses the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, and the other buildings of the Baroque District.

Then go into the heart of the Sasso Caveoso and view the unique and beautiful cave buildings which have been inhabited since Palaeolithic times. Visit the church of San Pietro Caveoso whose Baroque facade belies a much older history. To really connect with the regions ancient inhabitants, enjoy the unique experience of a visit to a furnished cave-house decorated according to ancient traditions.

Be enchanted by the splendid frescoes of one of the most interesting cave-churches in the whole area, the Church of St. Lucia alle Malve. After, return to Piazzetta Pascoli.
  • Certified local guide
  • Tickets for a rupestrian church with frescoes and a typically furnished casagrotta
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Piazzetta Pascoli, in front of the large "Goccia" bronze sculpture, the guide will be holding a sign with your name.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Our guide was able to tell the history of the city well. But to hear that, you don't book a tour for 290 euros. We would have liked to know more about individual buildings. The visit to the Felsenkirche was unreasonable and disappointing. The visit to the Casa Grotta did not take place, waiting too long. Many groups in front of it. A very bad organization of the leader or your organization. As I said, asking 290 euros for such a tour is simply an insolence. We cannot recommend your organization or this guide.

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November 3, 2019

Matera was exquisite!

Guide stefania took us on an enthusiastic tour ! What a potential this city has! We had a perfect lunch on her advice!

September 11, 2018

Very good and nice guide - we have really appreciated the visit!

August 5, 2018

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Askos S.r.l.

Product ID: 141591