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Sassi di Matera

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Matera, conosciuta come La città dei Sassi, si è sviluppata intorno al suo antico borgo. Nel 1993 è diventata Patrimonio Mondiale dell’UNESCO e sarà Capitale Europea della cultura 2019. Questi riconoscimenti hanno riscattato una città ritenuta...more
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Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed today

This was one of the highlights of our tour. Sadly, as happens on an organised tour, we did not have enough time to walk through Sassi and really absorb the atmosphere. Fascinating, yes, but it must have been hell living there before the inhabitants were...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's hard to put into words how breathtaking this city! It's a must see you will not be disappointed!

Thank Shannon c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful and very old city build out of the rocks. Very nice to stroll all day long. Also very nice (and cheap) restaurants. Really worth a detour.

Thank RAB711
Reviewed yesterday

We sat here a couple times for drinks and absorbed the sounds and sights. It’s a hub for tour groups starting out and passing through.

Thank cwilsononbeach
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get transported back in time and experience cave dwellings from the stone age to modern times. How a community can slide into abject poverty & have to be evacuated & resettled in the 1950's to their homes now being back in fashion & trendy. The...More

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In my life I have travelled everywhere...but for some strange reason it took me 44years to get to visit Matera and its beautiful Sassi. The overall Matera’s experience its breath taking...it cannot be missed.

Thank Destination727939
Reviewed 3 days ago

Matera is amazing and magical. It happens to be my ancestral home and I was so thrilled to be able to walk the streets that my relatives had walked for centuries. I loved it so much I want to return again and again. I understand...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wandering the area, you can visit a cave house that has been fitted out with furniture and shows how the family lived. Also there was a very good commentary highlighting aspects of the cave house and its use.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautifully restored village of cave dwellings are a marvel to see, but the story of the Sassi is sad and heartbreaking. How families lived together in one room with their animals with no sanitation (by choice) is beyond comprehension. A must visit in Apulia.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a VRBO and stayed in a 'cave' for four nights (two nights too long. You can see the entire place in two days so do not stay longer. We rented a car and visited other places.

Thank Galaxy T
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12 September 2018|
Response from Gibson P | Reviewed this property |
Reccomend at least one night in Matera... so many things to see. You will not be dissapoonted
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Response from Sassi-di-Matera-Net | Property representative |
You can book a APE Calessino Vintage tour. It's a panoramic tour. The tour of the Sassi of Matera in Ape Calessino is an unusual way to visit one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world. English speaking... More
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Response from RocCooks2016 | Reviewed this property |
My guide was recommended through my VBT tour. Anna was excellent! She is a native of Matera, knowledgeable, and passionate about her city. She also leads public of the Matera Cistern.