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.
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Duration 2 hours
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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
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
When you get there
Piazzetta Pascoli, in front of the large "Goccia" bronze sculpture, the guide will be holding a sign with your name.