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Sassi di Matera Tours

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Sassi di Matera
A European Capital of Culture, the UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera are one of Basilicata’s most fascinating destinations. The cave dwellings and caverns carved into the hillside of Matera date from prehistoric times and were inhabited until the 1950s. Today, they host unique hotels, restaurants, churches, and museums.  
Address: Matera, Province of Matera, Italy

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Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

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A tour of the three neighborhoods in the historic center of the Sassi with panoramic stops and curiosities on the recent history of the city of Matera: from national shame to a city known and appreciated worldwide. The path lasts about an hour and in this time visitors will be able to observe the area of the Piano, that is the part behind the Sassi and learn about the historical places from another perspective. The area of the Piano is actually the first area built immediately after the Sassi at the turn of the Renaissance.
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.96
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$30.96

Private walking tour in Matera

Private walking tour in Matera

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Private tour with a multilingual tour guide that will lead just you discovering the city and its history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.28
Price varies by group size
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$48.28
Price varies by group size
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Sassi di Matera Pass and City Cards Official

Sassi di Matera Pass and City Cards Official

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The Smart Card offers visitors the chance to visit unique and evocative places within the City of Stones: • Rupestrian Church Madonna delle Grazie • Casa Grotta Narrante • Rupestrian Church of Sant’Antonio Abate • Casa Cava • Stone Tales Museum • Immersive Museum of Bruna
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.86
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$10.86

Discover Matera Walking Tour

Discover Matera Walking Tour

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Explore the lovely Sasso Caveoso district in the city of Matera on a 2-hour tour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit one cave, one church and the historical center, hearing about the fascinating history and subterranean architecture of the city. See parts of the famous Sassi of Matera, ancient cave dwellings that are still in use today and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.50
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$119.50
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Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Join this fascinating 2-hour private tour of the Matera Sassi. Meet your expert guide in Piazzetta Pascoli, a viewpoint with a breathtaking panorama over the stones of Matera. Make your way down narrow stairways into the heart of Sasso Caveoso, one of the two Civita' districts, towards the baroque style church, San Pietro Caveoso. Venture inside a rupestrian church (carved into the rock), visit Santa Maria di Idris, set into a large, limestone rock and the ancient monastery, Santa Lucia alle Malve that has remarkable 1000 year old frescoes. Head up a stairway to see a cave house and get an understanding how people once lived. In the Sasso Barisano district you can admire the churches of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare and the stunning Romanesque Cathedral. Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site and chosen location for numerous Hollywood movies. Together with your guide you'll discover the magic, history, architecture and stories of the exquisite Matera.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.08
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$47.08
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Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

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Get more out of your visit to Sassi di Matera with a guide to show you the best ways around the area. Along with leading you through the region, your guide will also tell you interesting historical and cultural facts as you go. Plus, see tops attractions such as Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.10
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$187.10
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Excursion of the Sassi of Matera of 3h Complete

Excursion of the Sassi of Matera of 3h Complete

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Discover the city of Matera in a journey through the city of the Piano with its Baroque churches, the Rione Civita where the cathedral in Apulian Romanesque style, and the two famous Sassi, Barisano and Caveoso districts, defined for their beauty and history a true cultural landscape.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.33
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$43.33

MATERA 2019 - Half day private tour

MATERA 2019 - Half day private tour

Explore Matera without the hassle of planning on a private 1.5-hour tour to the city’s top landmarks, including the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Cattedrale di Matera, and its renowned ancient cave dwellings. Going with a guide ensures you never get lost, as well as learn more about Matera than you might from a guidebook. For your convenience, round-trip hotel transport is included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$253.49
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$253.49
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Private Tour: Matera Sassi Experience with Official Guide

Private Tour: Matera Sassi Experience with Official Guide

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We will visit a beautiful UNESCO site like the Sassi of Matera: SASSI represents an extraordinary urban ecosystem able to perpetuate the most distant prehistoric ways of the past to live in caves up to modernity. Known as "the Underground City", Matera is famous for being one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. On October 17, 2014, Matera was declared the European Capital of Culture for 2019.
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  • 3 hours
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$253.49
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$253.49
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Tour of the Sassi of Matera

Tour of the Sassi of Matera

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The itinerary winds along alternative and less touristic routes to discover the most hidden and authentic corners of the historic center. The historical story is accompanied by the social story of the local guide who will involve customers by narrating anecdotes and stories of past life
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.82
Price varies by group size
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$138.82
Price varies by group size

Private Panoramic Tour with Piaggio Ape Calessino in Matera

Private Panoramic Tour with Piaggio Ape Calessino in Matera

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Unique panoramic tour on board the historic Piaggio Ape Calessino, it will give you an indelible memory of the splendid Matera. Customizable for your every need.
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  • 45 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.59
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$32.59
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Full-Day Tour of Matera

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Full-Day Tour of Matera

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Named the European Capital of Culture for 2019, the city of Matera is like no other. Famed for its sassi (ancient cave dwellings) and rock-carved churches, the city is rich in history and unique scenery. This full-day tour makes it easier than ever to explore: following pickup from your area accommodation, travel via comfortable vehicle to Matera, where you’ll go on an in-depth walking tour, can enjoy a traditional lunch, have time at your leisure to explore independently, and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$222.84
$278.56
$55.72 savings
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$222.84
$278.56
$55.72 savings
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Matera and Alberobello Private Day Tour from Rome

Matera and Alberobello Private Day Tour from Rome

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Matera it's one of the oldest towns in the world, having been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic age. That's roughly 7,000 years !! In the 1950s Matera was a town forgotten by the Italian government. Eventually it was coerced into doing something about the people who lived here in appaling conditions, and built a new town nearby before moving the whole town out of their prehistoric cave dwellings. Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in Southern Italy, is a strange and picturesque destination. The small town has been included in the UNESCO world heritage site. Looking like igloos, constructed out of pure stone, the beehive-shape structures, have origins that dates back to the 15th century and maybe older. The trulli, found nowhere else in the world, are built of local limestone.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$899.29
Price varies by group size
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$899.29
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The Best of Matera Walking Tour

The Best of Matera Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the European Capital of Culture 2019 and Unesco world heritage site! Are you ready to explore the secrets of Sassi? Admire the town in carved out rock where inhabitants lived until 20th century. Visit the cave cathedral. Why it is truly unique? You will find out why Matera is an architectural miracle. Why Matera's cemeteries are quite unusual? And did you know that the city has its own Bizarre Festival? You will see the most impressive places of the city together with a professional local guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$366.34
per group
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$366.34
per group

The Best of Matera Walking Tour

The Best of Matera Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the European Capital of Culture 2019 and Unesco world heritage site! Are you ready to explore the secrets of Sassi? Admire the town in carved out rock where inhabitants lived until 20th century. Visit the cave cathedral. Why it is truly unique? You will find out why Matera is an architectural miracle. Why Matera's cemeteries are quite unusual? And did you know that the city has its own Bizarre Festival? You will see the most impressive places of the city together with a professional local guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$366.34
per group
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$366.34
per group

COMBO OFFER 5 Pvt WALKING TOUR (Matera Alberobello Lecce Ostuni Cas. del monte)

COMBO OFFER 5 Pvt WALKING TOUR (Matera Alberobello Lecce Ostuni Cas. del monte)

This package includes 5 private walking tour to the UNESCO sites of Matera, Alberobello, Castel del Monte and the towns of Ostuni and Lecce Visits can be made whenever you want, just communicate time and date.
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  • 1 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$981.38
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$981.38
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COMBO OFFER: 4 PRIVATE WALKING TOURS (Matera Alberobello Castel del Monte Lecce)

COMBO OFFER: 4 PRIVATE WALKING TOURS (Matera Alberobello Castel del Monte Lecce)

This package includes 3 private walking tour to the UNESCO sites of Matera, Alberobello, Castel del Monte, Lecce. Visits can be made whenever you want, just communicate time and date.
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  • 1 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$785.11
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$785.11
per group
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Combo Offer: 3 Private Walking Tour Unesco (matera Alberobello Castel Del Monte)

Combo Offer: 3 Private Walking Tour Unesco (matera Alberobello Castel Del Monte)

This package includes 3 private walking tour to the UNESCO sites of Matera, Alberobello, Castel del Monte. Visits can be made whenever you want, just communicate time and date.
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  • 1 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$588.83
per group
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$588.83
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Matera Walks

Matera Walks

Matera is a beautiful town in the Italian region of Basilicata. If travelling in southern Italy, you cannot miss a stop to this gem! Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera". The Sassi originated in a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and these dwellings are thought to be among the first ever human settlements in what is now Italy. The Sassi are habitations dug into the calcareous rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Apulia. Take a stop at the Cathedral of Matera and at Palazzo Lanfranchi, to historical buildings of Matera.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.44
Price varies by group size
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$177.44
Price varies by group size

Matera by night private walking tour

Matera by night private walking tour

Private walking tour guided by a licensed tour guide that will lead you to discover Matera in the evening with the lighting that make the city as a living nativity.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.28
Price varies by group size
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$48.28
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Sassi and Murgia walk by electric bike

Sassi and Murgia walk by electric bike

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The 2-hour tour gives guests the opportunity to stroll in contact with nature with an assisted pedal bike. Crossing, in a fun and carefree way, the ancient "Sassi" districts (Barisano and Caveoso), they will reach the Murgia Materana National Park. Our guests will be accompanied on the nature walk by a leader who, at the head of the group, will indicate the right way to go. Within the tour, included in the ticket, stop and visit of the suggestive Madonna della Palomba Sanctuary, stop in an ancient tuff quarry still active, arrival on the panoramic point of Murgia Timone and free stop of 15 minutes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.18
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$30.18

Matera 2 hours walking tour

Matera 2 hours walking tour

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Discover the old mountainside city of Matera on a 2-hour private walking tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks like Palazzo Lanfranchi, the church of San Pietro Caveoso, the Sasso Caveoso, and visit a typical cave house from the region. Learn about the history of this centuries-old city from your informative guide and even walk the streets where Mel Gibson filmed scenes from ‘The Passion of the Christ.’
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.98
Price varies by group size
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$165.98
Price varies by group size
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Experiences: Art courses, Italian, Cooking

Experiences: Art courses, Italian, Cooking

The courses will be held in a newly restored fourteenth-century Franciscan monastery in the small town of Irsina between Puglia and Basilicata, a still very little tourist place but with considerable historical and artistic heritage: in Irsina the only known sculpture of the great Renaissance artist Andrea is preserved Mantegna. The course participants are hosted in typical houses of the historic center, interacting with the country and its people, discovering its history, art, culture, environment and food and wine. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price and are held in the bright restaurant of the convent or outside on the terrace of the convent's hanging garden. Excursions are also organized in the vineyards for the grape harvest, in the vegetable gardens, in the olive groves for olive harvesting and in Matera, the city of the Sassi and UNESCO heritage as well as being the European capital of culture in 2019.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.50
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$130.50

Matera and the Sassi area

Matera and the Sassi area

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A visit to the 2019 European Capita for Culture and its sassi area is a must during your staying in Italy
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.35
Price varies by group size
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$60.35
Price varies by group size
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