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Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

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Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

From US$ 178.82 per group up to 25

Enjoy a tour of Matera and see the striking cave dwellings of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera. Explore the city's fascinating architecture, pay a visit to the museum of farm history, and enjoy a stroll through its baroque area.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the cave-dwellings of the World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the canyon as you walk through the historic center
  • Explore the fascinating and renowned architecture of Matera
  • Visit the incredible ancient rock caves of Sassi di Matera
  • See location sites from the Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of Christ
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This exciting tour begins at the Piazzetta Pascoli with a breathtaking view over the stunning Sassi di Matera and highland plateau of the Murgia. From here, you can see the Palazzo Lanfranchi, home to the Museum of Modern and Medieval Art of Basilicata, and the nearby Church of the Carmine. Continue the tour through the heart of the ancient dwellings of Sassi, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, partly built and partly carved out of the rock themselves and furnished as it used to be during the peasant civilization. Visit the church of Saint Lucy of the Malve and admire some striking frescoes and elaborate architecture before continuing the tour towards the ancient Gravina to the museum of farm history, with typical peasant dwellings, as well as artifacts and tools from the ancient peasant life. You'll also get to visit a typical cave house from around 1900, and pass the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve. Before the day's end, return to the center of town for a stroll around the town's Baroque area and admire some stunning churches of this style, including Saint Clare and Saint Francis of Assisi. End the fascinating tour at a look-out point over the Sasso Barisano in front of the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral.
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    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Piazza Vittorio Veneto (in front of the bank of Napoli)

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    • Cancellation policy:
    • All excursions are non-refundable within 48 hours of the scheduled date.
    • Refunds will not be given in the case of no-shows.
    • Transfer service to/from Bari airport/port on request.
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    We were late because the meeting point gave the wrong place via the site. But after contact with our guide it worked out and we learned a lot about Matera. Paolo was pleasant and very knowledgeable about Matera. It was very nice to explore matera like this. THANK YOU to Paolo.

    September 4, 2019

    It was just great! The city is fantastic and the tour was very informative and interesting

    November 4, 2019

    Arrived late and in a hurry (maybe to visit everything ..) but left us at midday "sharp" competent but not very friendly fortunately Matera is a city apart, quite extraordinary and which justifies a guided tour

    October 7, 2019

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