Guided tour

Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

73 reviews

Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

From $64.49 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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Experience

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 73 reviews

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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

Abbiamo appena concluso la visita con Anna, che è stata la nostra guida. Che dire, un tour approfondito non solo dei posti più significativi ma anche della vita e delle usanze tipiche attraverso la città di Matera, spiegato con passione, grandissima preparazione e studio e, certamente, con amore per il proprio lavoro. Per cui, facciamo sinceri complimenti ad Anna, persone così rendono questo mondo un posto migliore!

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August 25, 2021

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