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Sassi di Matera

Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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Half-day Private Tour From Bari to Matera and Sassi
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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: I Due Sassi and the Rupester Churches
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Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Other than Matera being a wonderful example of Italianate architecture this is the real reason to visit Matera. The Sassi are caves that were inhabited by the poor of Matera until the mid 20th century. The story of the caves is fascinating, sad, appalling in...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the European Capital of culture2019 and really worth a visit. We did a guided walking tour which was very informative and interesting. We saw a rock church from the inside and a flat, too, where people lived together with animals up to 1975!!!!...More

Thank YvonneK474
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our Casa was just around the corner from this amazing sight. Never seen anything like it before, houses and churches built into the rock, steps and alleyways, like a maze, twists and turns. Even better when the sun is going down as the hue of...More

Thank p0ndskipper
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in Matera, this is a must see. Beautiful place, full of history and amazing architecture.

Thank AdrianRunner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the jewels of Italy. When we arrived and we saw for the first time the Sassi our jaws dropped. What a site and so much history! Basically its 3 cities in one: the first one is rapresented by the caves, than the old...More

Thank sidowb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothing really prepares you for your first view of the sassi, with its steep stairways, hidden cave dwellings and narrow passageways - you don't know exactly what you will find. Wandering through this labarinth will keep you spellbound for hours, the way people lived here...More

Thank kazza1970
Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole city is very nice on the hill with small houses everywhere and something to see wherever the sight goes.

Thank lm0reau
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great old town with very interesting cave dwellings to discover. Wear good walking shoes, especially if you plan on hiking into the cave dwellings.

Thank 1cristinaccg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful area to stay and walk around but you need sturdy footwear. It's preferable to not drive in the Sassi. Parking is limited and we saw a lot of people getting tickets. The atmosphere changes at night as many of the locals come out and...More

Thank Runner_Girl42_2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We saw a review on Matera and decided to visit for a few days whilst on holiday in the puglia area. What a great decision. We stayed in a wonderful apartment overlooking the town with lovely views but the experience of visiting sassi caveso and...More

Thank Duncan212
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Kazzie1957 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Antonella organised for us to be part of the Grand Tour and it was a local chap who was the guide - unfortunately I cannot remember his name. There are many tours and guides and I am sure they will all be great. Also... More
1 January 2017|
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Response from Corey S | Reviewed this property |
When we arrived to the center we were approached by a local tour guide asking if we would be interested in a tour. We thought it a good idea as we have done it in other cities. The meeting time was 13:00(ish) and started... More
25 November 2016|
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Response from Simona A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara, you can surely bring your dog in Matera. There are hotel and activities yon can enjoy. take a lokk at the wbsite: viaggio con il cane. Regards, Simona