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Matera: Walking Guided Tour of Sasso Caveoso

Matera: Walking Guided Tour of Sasso Caveoso

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Explore the city on a 2-hour walking tour, enjoying its alleys and hidden corners. Relive the history of the oldest town in Italy by visiting a rock-hewn church and a typically furnished cave-house.

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  • Visit a typical cave-house illustrating the dwelling in which the citizens used to live until the '50s
  • Explore an old rock-hewn church completely carved in the rock
  • Discover southern cuisine with a small tasting of genuine local food products
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Begin in Piazza Pascoli with a picturesque view over the Sasso Caveoso area, the Murgia plateau, and the massive karst fracture called "Gravina di Matera". Get a historic-architectural introduction to the Sassi before entering the Sasso Caveoso area.

Visit a traditionally furnished cave-house, proof of how the poor citizens lived until the mid-fifties, before the De Gasperi Restoration act of 1953. Continue with the visit of a Rock-hewn Church completely carved in the rock, that holds precious iconographic traces of the X-XIII centuries Greek-Italian monasticism.

Enter the “Bottegaccio”, an artisan workshop of ceramic and paper-mache, where the craftsman will tell you the story of 4 traditional Matera objects. After traveling in time and space, from the Paleolithic to the present day, end the tour with a small tasting of traditional southern food.

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees to a rock-hewn church and a typically furnished cave-house
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water

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  • Please note, there are some steps that must be climbed
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September 9, 2021

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