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Walking Tour of Matera at Sunset

1. 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.

Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Bari: Matera Day Trip

3. Bari: Matera Day Trip

Your tour will begin as a comfortable minivan picks up you from Bari, at which point you will travel to Matera. Once having arrived, meet your licensed tour guide that will show you this stone city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is one of the most evocative cities in Italy, and was actually chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Characterized by the famous caves that were inhabited up until the first half of the 900s, Matera consists of two old neighborhoods: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. Through these areas you will enjoy a guided walk, with views over the Murgia Materana Park. Your tour guide will show you houses and churches built in the caves, as well as the recently restored cathedral, which was edified starting from the year 1230. In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bari by minivan.

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Matera: Rock Churches Park Walking Tour

5. Matera: Rock Churches Park Walking Tour

Venture to the ancient Sassi of Matera and visit two rock churches on a two-hour guided walking tour.  Meet your guide and driver in the central square of Matera and head out to the Park of the Murgia Materana. As your guide explains the history of this timeless place, walk through the enchanting natural landscape and admire the ravines, vegetation, and once-inhabited cave dwellings.  Explore 2 of the Sassi area’s 155 rock churches: the crypt of San Falcione, with a beautiful fresco representing "the presentation of Jesus in the temple," and Our Lady of the Three Doors, with frescoes from the 12th and 17th centuries.  At sunset, experience a panorama of the city of Matera — an unforgettable experience. Your guide will then drive you back to the center of Matera.

Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Stroll through Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, on this 1.5-hour tour. Meet your local guide in Piazza Aldo Moro in the historic center of the town. This area is characterized by white houses built in local stone and arranged in a circle, alleys decorated with flowers, and balconies overlooking the Valle d’Itria. From your vantage point, you'll get glimpses of the villages of Cisternino and Martina Franca. During the walk, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the church of San Giorgio, the Saint Patron, and the beautiful clock tower.

Bari: City Discovery Game

7. Bari: City Discovery Game

An interactive city discovery experience across Bari. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with your challenge starting from Molo San Nicola. All the information you will need for your adventure will be in an email you will have received previously. Throughout your experience you will be required to solve 9 riddles. Each riddle will take you from one (hidden) location to the next, and on the way you will unlock local recommendations and fun facts, whilst learning about the history of the city. You will discover spots in Bari that most locals don’t even know, as you see popular sights from a different angle. Explore the charming old town streets of Bari, the capital of Puglia, discovering the stories of churches and other impressive buildings and finding out about secret spots and historical curiosities. You can also indulge yourself in some fresh and tasty local treats during the break, which is in one of most vibrant and local spots of Bari, right in the Old Town.

Alberobello: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

8. Alberobello: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor, accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

9. Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.

Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

10. Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

Take a day to explore Alberobello, a small town famous for its trullo buildings, a truly unique sight in Italy.  Your tour will begin from Bari, where your driver will pick up you at the organized meeting point. Following this, a licensed tour guide will greet you in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. If you book the private option, you'll enjoy a driver and tour guide for your group only throughout the excursion. Alberobello truly is one of a kind, due to the notable presence of typical conical stone buildings which people still inhabit to this day. Your guide will show you the Rione Aia Piccola and the Rione Monti, the two most important neighborhoods of the town. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the Trullo Museum and an authentic stone house, and to enjoy a tasting of a traditional wine. Before leaving the town, you'll have time for a walk through the charismatic streets, where there are small shops filled with souvenirs and typical local products. The driver will wait for you and will take you back to Bari at the end of the day.

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A very interesting guide with a very good level of English who will explain the history of the city to you with passion and answer your questions with precision and barely hidden enthusiasm. She will take you through the typical streets of Matera on a 2-hour guided tour. It should be noted, however, that visits to buildings are chargeable and not included in the reservation.

Perfect tour to admire and discover this wonderful city thanks to the passionate stories of those who have lived there for generations. Then the time of 17 is perfect because you see the city transform itself at sunset until it lights up like a nativity scene! I highly recommend!

How wonderful Matera! Our guide Grazia managed to involve us in this incredible world, managing to transmit the passion for this wonderful city! Sincerely recommended! Comfortable shoes and follow her to discover a surreal place !!!

Interesting tour among the stones, full of historical events told with passion and detailed. Walk suitable for adults and children

Our Guide, Giuseppe, fantastic and passionate Materano doc