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  3. Matera
  4. Sassi di Matera

Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

Product ID: 341091
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Discover one of Matera’s ancient districts on a 3.5-hour guided tour of Sassi, exploring all the hidden corners of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Highlights
  • Discover Sassi di Matera on a 3.5-hour guided tour
  • Explore a variety of buildings including rock churches, piazzas, and various ancient structures
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the city
Full description
Meet your guide at Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Matera. From here, your expert guide will introduce you to the districts of Sassi. From the square, head to the heart of the historical center, where you will find the wonderful Apulian-Romanesque Church of San Giovanni Battista.

Continue with a visit to Casa Cava, a hypogeum used in ancient times as a quarry, today turned into a convention center, thanks to outstanding restoration work. Stop at Sasso Barisano, to visit the rock church of Sant'Antonio Abate where you’ll find a pleasant surprise waiting inside, a classic example of the traditional culture of this remarkable city. 

Move on to Sasso Caveoso to visit a typical Matera cave-house before continuing along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia. Make a short stop at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and stroll down one of the main streets of Sassi, Via Bruno Buozzi, to reach the second rock church of Madonna delle Grazie. Continue to the Baroque Church of Purgatorio.

Next stop will be Piazza San Francesco d’ Assisi where you will visit the church dedicated to the Saint and from there you will move to Piazza del Sedile, Parliament's headquarters during the domination of the Kingdom of Naples. Finish your tour with a visit to the magnificent Apulian-Romanesque Cathedral, overlooking the highest part of the city.
Includes
  • 3.5-hour guided tour
  • Expert guide
  • Entry tickets to the Casa Cava, 2 rock churches
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Product ID: 341091