Sassi di Matera
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Our most recommended Sassi di Matera Theme Tours

  • Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • Lecce: Solo Travelers and Couples Puglia and Matera Tour

    4. Lecce: Solo Travelers and Couples Puglia and Matera Tour

    Day 1: Lecce Your first day will begin with your independent arrival in Lecce. Once there you will check-in to your accommodation in the historic center for 2 nights. Day 2: Lecce After breakfast, you'll meet with your tour guide at Piazza Sant'Oronzo. From there you'll start to discover Lecce, which is one of the most fascinating and elegant cities in southern Italy. The streets of the historic center here host wonderful palaces and churches built in a Baroque style. Day 3: Monopoli and Alberobello Following breakfast and check-out from your accommodation, you will depart for Monopoli by train. After checking in to your accommodation in the historic center, you will have free time for lunch before you transfer by minivan towards Alberobello, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1996. The town boasts the highest concentration of Trulli, t...

  • Bari: 7-Day UNESCO Puglia and Matera Guided Tour

    5. Bari: 7-Day UNESCO Puglia and Matera Guided Tour

    Day 1, Saturday: Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently in Bari, meet your local guide to dive into Bari’s street food scene. Discover Bari Vecchia, an ancient village while tasting typical specialties of Bari like focaccia and sgagliozze (fried polenta). Check-in at the Palace Hotel Bari or similar for an overnight stay.   Day 2, Sunday: Castel del Monte to Trani Following breakfast, check-out of the hotel and depart for Castle del Monte. Explore the fascinating castle commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia. Then, enjoy some free time with lunch before departing for Trani, where you will check-in to a boutique hotel near the beautiful Palazzo Paciotti. Day 3, Monday: Matera to Alberobello After breakfast, check-out before meeting with your driver-guide and departing for Matera, a UNESCO site, and considered one o...

  • 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...

  • Puglia: 3-Day Regional Highlights Private Tour

    7. Puglia: 3-Day Regional Highlights Private Tour

    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 ...

  • 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

Tour that I recommend to everyone, Matera deserves a guide to better understand what you can admire, and having it in the place as it was with Adriano who lives with his family in a stone was truly a pleasure. Adriano transmitted with emotion and great pride that I share how Matera was and how it is today, which were the passages in the history of a territory so important for the center of the Mediterranean where it is located. Thanks again Adriano and your proposal which deserves to be lived.

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.

The experience was great. Anna guided us through the stones with great competence and sympathy, telling us in great detail both the history of the stones and the people who inhabited them. A dip between historical and sociological notions in a unique setting. An experience that I can absolutely recommend.

I had never been to Matera but today I was able to enjoy its beauties thanks to an organized walking tour.All wonderful and a big Thanks to our guide Antonia who was wonderful to explain all its beauties. also thanks to the tour operators who brilliantly resolved my booking error

Excellent our guide Anglea was brillant very informative and proud of Matera which really showed thank you