Sassi di Matera
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  • Matera: 2-Hour Guided Tour of Sassi

    1. Matera: 2-Hour Guided Tour of Sassi

    Your tour will begin at the meeting point in Via Alessandro Volta. From here, your expert guide will lead you to the Church of San Francesco, situated in the historic center of the city. Next, you’ll continue along a panoramic road comprised of narrow streets and winding alleys. After arriving at the Rupestre Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, you’ll find a pleasant surprise waiting inside: a classic example of the traditional culture of this remarkable city.

    Afterwards, you’ll move on to visit a typical Matera cave-house before continuing along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia "Pert P’stèl" to conclude your cultural adventure.

    interessante spiegazione della storia e delle caratteristiche di Matera, guida preparata, simpatica e disponibile. Nel complesso piu di 2 ore di giro davvero interessantissimo! unica pecca, in periodo di covid, forse il gruppo era un po numeroso e non sempre si è potuto rispettare il distanziamento

  • Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

    2. Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

    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 ro...

    Angela was a wonderful guide, and we were so happy to be her first group after the region turned yellow. She met us early at the station after I told her about our travel plans. We had a lovely several hours and got so much information from her about the history of Matera. It came with entrance to one of the cave dwellings. I would recommend this tour.

  • Matera: Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

    3. Matera: Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

    Enter the streets of Matera through this special tour. You'll be guided comfortably through the most beautiful parts of the city, with your local guide explaining the beauties that you will see along the way. You'll first visit the Purgatory Church, which boasts a wonderful Baroque Facade. Following that, you will reach the Romanesque cathedral which sits in the main square of Piazza Vittorio Veneto. After the cathedral, it will be time to begin your descent down to Sassi. Your tour includes stops to some of the most picturesque areas, from where you will be free to take beautiful pictures of both Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso.

  • Walking Tour of Matera at Sunset

    4. Walking Tour of Matera at Sunset

    Begin your journey at Matera’s main square, the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where you will meet the tour guide who will take you on a walking tour of the city of the "Sassi", a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the European Capital of Culture 2019. From 6 PM explore Matera as the sun sets and the city’s lights flicker on, illuminating the human dwellings that have existed in the Sassi di Matera since the Paleolithic period. Explore the ancient districts of Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso where houses and churches were dug into the rock. Take an optional guided visit of a cave-dwelling before heading to one of the highest points of the city, where you can visit a Rupestrian church and hear more about the history of Matera from your guide. The historic center of Matera also allows you to look out from the many balconies to view the Sassi and the Murgia National Park below.

    Mario was passionate, enthusiastic and very informative about Matera and it's fascinating history. Mario maintained a good pace with welcome rest bites along the way. We encourage others visiting Matera to do this tour early on so you have the local knowledge.

  • Matera Cave Town & Sassi Guided Walking Tour

    5. Matera Cave Town & Sassi Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your top-rated tourist guide and the rest of the group in Piazzetta Pascoli where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sassi di Matera. In this square you can also admire Palazzo Lanfranchi, which hosts the Museum of Modern and Medieval Art of Basilicata and the Church of Madonna del Carmine. Start your walking tour along the streets of the ancient city, navigating down stairways and alleys that will bring you to the heart of Sasso Caveoso. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable tour guide will reveal the secrets of this extraordinary city, awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993 and chosen by Passolini and Mel Gibson as a filming location for their movies. With games and stories along the way, this informative and interactive tour will captivate you and your children.  Visit the Church of San Pietro Caveoso, one of the most characteristic places in Mat...

    The tour was a great introduction to the Sassi and Matera. It was a very good value and Lorenzo was kind and accommodating.

  • Matera: Private Walking Tour by Night

    6. Matera: Private Walking Tour by Night

    You'll meet the licensed tour guide in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where it’s possible to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sasso Barisano. You can admire its characteristic illuminated alleys before you begin your guided tour of the city, which is one of the most fascinating towns in Southern Italy. Your expedition will begin as you head towards Via Duomo, the road that will lead you to the “Civita” which is the oldest part of the town. There you'll discover the presence of an ancient rupestrian church complete with frescoes and cave-houses, where some inhabitants lived until the first half of the 20th century. Your guide will tell you the history of the city and its ancient origins as you pleasantly stroll under the moonlight. You'll eventually reach the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Bruna, which was built in the Apulian Romanesque style embellished internally by Baroque decorations. It w...

  • Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

    7. Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

    Start your day by meeting your driver in the center of Bari before departing by minivan for your full day tour. After a short, scenic drive you will reach Alberobello and Matera. During your time in Alberobello, a UNESCO site since 1996, you will have plenty of time to walk through the city and discover the exciting cultural curiosities this fascinating place possesses. This city contains an abundance of Trulli, a typical rural stone architectural structure with a conical roof. Whilst here, you can visit both the Rioni districts - Rione Aia piccola and Rione Monti. Whilst doing so, be sure to visit the large trullo church and shops.  After Alberobello, you will leave for Matera, a fellow UNESCO site and also the European capital of culture. Here, you will meet your qualified tour guide before starting your pleasant stroll through this ancient city carved into rock. Here, the inhabitants...

  • Matera: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Breakfast

    8. Matera: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Breakfast

    Take an early-morning hot air balloon flight over the wonderful landscapes of Matera and its unique rock churches. After hotel pickup and a transfer to the take-off surface, you’ll board the hot air balloon and enjoy a 1-hour flight followed by breakfast.   During the flight, you’ll soar over Sassi di Matera, an area well-known for its ancient cave dwellings from the Paleolithic period. One of the most unique European landscapes, this area has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in views of over 150 churches built into rock faces stemming from the Middle Ages.   Finish this epic adventure by savoring some typical Italian products for breakfast.

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What people are saying about Sassi di Matera

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Fantastic experience! I recommend it to all those who intend to visit Matera properly! A special THANK YOU to our guide Giusy, very well prepared and very good at explaining without getting bored! 100 rating !!!

The guided tour makes you know deeply what has happened in this city in the last century. Very folkloric is the arrival of Eustachio, one of the inhabitants of the caves in the stones who sang for us.

We did the guided tour with Antonia, professional and nice guide, super super recommended! Thank you for introducing us to Matera in many ways!

Very interesting visit of both the Sassi of Matera. Very professional and nice guide.

Good experience. The guide very clear and helpful. He explained everything to us.