Matera: Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 45 minutes
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.
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...
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...
Head to Bari to begin your 3-day private tour. Meet your local guide and go on a walking tour of the city center with stops to taste typical street food. See the impressive Swabian Castle and get a historical introduction to the city. Continue towards Bari Vecchia, an ancient village in the modern-day city center and stroll down the street known as "orechiette road" to watch the women preparing handmade pasta. Check out the Cathedral of San Sabino, the impressive Basilica of San Nicola, and the Piazza del Ferrarese. Taste the famous "sgagliozze," tasty pieces of fried polenta and typical focaccia with tomatoes. Check-in at the Palace Hotel (or similar) in the historic center where you'll stay for the duration of the tour. On your second day, have breakfast before meeting your private driver and heading to Matera. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera ...
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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Guide stefania took us on an enthusiastic tour ! What a potential this city has! We had a perfect lunch on her advice!
It is really very interesting and impressive to hear and see the history of Matera. Nice and relaxed via a tuc tuc