Guided tour

Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

Activity provider: Altieri Viaggi

Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

Activity provider: Altieri Viaggi

From US$ 115.56 per person

Explore the history of the Sassi area of Matera on a walking tour. Discover the Caveoso and Barisano neighborhoods with a guide, visit a rock church and an underground museum, and enjoy a light lunch.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Admire panoramic views of the ancient neighbourhoods of Caveoso and Barisano
  • Marvel at the centuries-old frescoes of the Rock-hewn Church of Idris
  • Explore a Cave-house Museum and the Underground part of Matera
  • Enjoy tasting Matera's traditional food delicacies
Full description

The Walking Guided Tour of the Sassi starts in Piazza Pascoli with a historical and anthropological introduction of the Sassi neighborhoods. The tour continues through the historic center. Along the way, the guide will illustrate Baroque churches such as the Church of Purgatory and the Church of San Francesco d'Assisi.

After visiting Piazza Vittorio Veneto - the main square of the historic center - the guide will lead you to explore an extraordinary hypogeum environment and, afterward, typically furnished cave-house with household furniture and work tools used by farmers in the fields.

Crossing the Barisano neighborhood you enter the Sasso Caveoso area, dominated by the Monterrone cliff. On the top of the cliff, as indicated by a wrought iron cross, there are two ancient places of worship: the two churches of Madonna dell'Idris and San Giovanni in Monterrone completely carved into the rock.

The tour continues with the visit to a rock-hewn church. Enjoy a light lunch, sampling Matera's traditional food delicacies and pairing it with fine local wine, right at the end of your guided tour.

  • Licensed guide
  • Entry tickets to a rock-hewn church, cave-house, hypogeum
  • City map
  • Light lunch with wine tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • There are a number of steps to climb during the walking tour
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August 22, 2022


Product ID: 421610