Private tour

Sassi of Matera Private Tour with a Local Guide

Sassi of Matera Private Tour with a Local Guide

From US$ 283.47 per group up to 2

Explore the fascinating and unique city of Sassi (in English, stones): and marvel at the labyrinth of caves, rock-hewn churches, underground tanks, noble palaces and much more that you'll have the chance to visit with your private guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a real hidden gem of Italy and of the entire world
  • Get to know the story and the legends behind this picturesque and truly unique city
  • Visit the most famous Sassi in a real open-air museum
  • Explore the places where some famous movies were made
Full description
On this 2.5-hour private walking tour, you'll discover the most important part of the Sassi of Matera, the famous rocks that strongly characterize this town. You'll see Sasso Caveoso, Piano area, Sasso Barisano, then visit the cellars, the natural caves, the cisterns, the baroque Romanesque churches and the Rupestrian churches. Follow the steps of your expert guide through the places where some famous movies were made. For instance, you'll see the locations of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and many more besides. Did you know that the City of Stones is considered one of the oldest in the world? Matera is an authentic open-air museum. A city that lies on a rocky ridge, divided into the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. An unmissable sightseeing experience.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Food & drinks
  • Entrance tickets to museums/attractions/churches (in case you decide to visit the interiors of some of them)
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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Meeting point

Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Matera, Italy Meet your guide in front of the newsstand in Piazza Vittorio Veneto

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour does not include any entrance ticket – in case you want to visit any particular site you'll have to buy the ticket on the spot
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Fantastic guide. Super knowledgeable and from the area. I would highly recommend.

October 10, 2021

Definitely take a guide!

October 18, 2019

Our guide speaks German very well and has brought us perfectly closer to the beauty of Sassi! One of the best tours I have experienced in Italy so far!

October 15, 2019

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Product ID: 163887