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Sassi di Matera

Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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USD 43.25*
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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: I Due Sassi and the Rupester Churches
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USD 121.79*
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Half-day Private Tour From Bari to Matera and Sassi
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USD 44.39*
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Discover Matera Walking Tour
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Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing to come to such a significant historical town of Italy. We learnt a lot and left thinking that Matera is one of favorite places in Italy.

Thank mikeycr
Reviewed 2 days ago

The caves are amazing visually and historically. I highly recommended hiring a local guide for an orientation. Also, plan to spend at least half a day in the park across from the city. Views are spectacular, and there are many paths to walk without having...More

Thank jerseyjazz
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating historical area to be seen. The church in cave, the extreme living conditions of the people that lived here in the caves until the 1950's is just unbelievable.

Thank Michyii
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked the English AGTM group guided tour through tourist info. We were done in 70 minutes with the tour and then a 15 minute food sales pitch. Part of the time you are listening to recordings while the guide is gone. Later found out...More

Thank ShorelineCats
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a guided tour of the Sassi di Matera - from a guide whose father had lived in one of the cave houses. The story of the residents and the reconstructed dwelling we visited were fascinating. Seeing the way whole families lived in a...More

Thank WHGC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the trip on ApeVito Tuk tuc tour, very imformative due to local knowledge of the driver , and his English was perfect, very very helpful indeed.

Thank Julian363
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent 3 nights in Matera at the hotel il Belvedere (reviewed separately). Matera is an Italian city carved out of the hillside and consisting of hundreds and hundreds of caves (sassi). It has been continuously inhabited for at least 5000 years and must be...More

1  Thank Halibuthunter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would have liked to stay a couple of days. It would. E a great place for those who like to hike. We just passed through it was beautify and relaxing. Do bring walking shoes

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is absolutely incredible, and we couldn't believe that we had never heard of it! The views are incredible, and the story behind the Sassi is enthralling. I would definitely recommend visiting this and finding out the vast historical importance of this place for...More

1  Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't want to spoil your trip and give anything away, but I loved my afternoon at the sassi di Matera. It started with a fabulous guide, Marta, who was so knowledgeable, nice, and just great. It truly felt like I spent the day with...More

Thank activemummy
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Hi, we are going to Matera the 16th of April. Can you tell me at what time the tour starts? Thanks :)
1 January 2017|
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Response from Corey S | Reviewed this property |
When we arrived to the center we were approached by a local tour guide asking if we would be interested in a tour. We thought it a good idea as we have done it in other cities. The meeting time was 13:00(ish) and started... More
Good afternoon, I have found a hotel that allows for pets (small dog) but I am unsure if a small dog is allowed into the historical parts of Matera or on guided walks. kind regards Barbara
25 November 2016|
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Response from Simona A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara, you can surely bring your dog in Matera. There are hotel and activities yon can enjoy. take a lokk at the wbsite: viaggio con il cane. Regards, Simona
Silvana S
How to get from Bari airport to Matera on a Sunday ?
1 June 2016|
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Response from Atperts | Reviewed this property |
Take the shuttle train from the airport to Bari Central train station. At the Bari Central train station, ask at the ticket counter how to buy a train ticket to Matera. It's a separate train line, but their office is in the... More