Guided tour

Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

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Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

From $44.61 per person

Discover one of Matera’s ancient districts on a guided tour of Sassi, exploring all the hidden corners of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Highlights
  • Discover Sassi di Matera on a guided tour
  • Explore a variety of buildings including rock churches, piazzas, and various ancient structures
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the city
Full description
Meet your guide at Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Matera. From here, your expert guide will introduce you to the districts of Sassi. From the square, head to the heart of the historical center, where you will find the wonderful Apulian-Romanesque Church of San Giovanni Battista. Continue with a visit to Casa Cava, a hypogeum used in ancient times as a quarry, today turned into a convention center, thanks to outstanding restoration work. Stop at Sasso Barisano, to visit the rock church of Sant'Antonio Abate where you’ll find a pleasant surprise waiting inside, a classic example of the traditional culture of this remarkable city.  Move on to Sasso Caveoso to visit a typical Matera cave-house before continuing along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia. Make a short stop at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and stroll down one of the main streets of Sassi, Via Bruno Buozzi, to reach the second rock church of Madonna delle Grazie. Continue to the Baroque Church of Purgatorio. Next stop will be Piazza San Francesco d’ Assisi where you will visit the church dedicated to the Saint and from there you will move to Piazza del Sedile, Parliament's headquarters during the domination of the Kingdom of Naples. Finish your tour with a visit to the magnificent Apulian-Romanesque Cathedral, overlooking the highest part of the city.
Includes
  • Tour
  • Expert guide
  • Entry tickets to the Casa Cava, 2 rock churches
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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4.9 /5

based on 74 reviews

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  • Guide
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  • Value for money
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The experience was great. Anna guided us through the stones with great competence and sympathy, telling us in great detail both the history of the stones and the people who inhabited them. A dip between historical and sociological notions in a unique setting. An experience that I can absolutely recommend.

July 21, 2021

Angela was a wonderful guide, and we were so happy to be her first group after the region turned yellow. She met us early at the station after I told her about our travel plans. We had a lovely several hours and got so much information from her about the history of Matera. It came with entrance to one of the cave dwellings. I would recommend this tour.

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May 17, 2021

Super 2-er-Führung durch Matera und die Sassi Mit Maria, einer Schweizerin, hatten wir wohl die Beste erwischt. Sie ist drei Stunden mit uns durch Matera und hat uns alles über die Sassi erzählt, die Geschichte, Entwicklung, Hintergründe … sie kannte sich extrem gut aus und war super motiviert, ihr Wissen weiter zu geben. Es hat uns großen Spaß gemacht und wir können die Tour und die Guide wärmstens empfehlen.

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September 23, 2021

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