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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 2 days ago via mobile

Matera is located on the arch of Italy's boot. A life-long Matera resident and tour guide met us for a walking tour of Old Town Matera and the Sassi, prehistoric cave dwellings that are being updated and converted into a thriving community. About 1800 people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Purported to be one of the oldest continuous cities in the world, this charming village is located approximately 4-5 hours from Rome. Many biblical movies have been filmed here featuring M Gibson, Morgan Freeman and others. The dwellings since early times were carved out of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A World Heritage Site. Matera was named the 2019 Cultural Capital Of Europe and is NOT to be missed! There is something magical about the Sassi.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sassi of Matera are unique. This area has been the site of human settlement since the prehistoric period, and has been continuously occupied from then until the present day. The houses in Sassi are dug into the rock-we were able to enter a renovated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ancient city that is absolutely stunning, particularly when lit up at night! No other place like the Sassi!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole place has old caves and houses built into or incorporated into caves. Small 4 rooms or 5 rooms hotels can be found everywhere. A treat for a photographer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank piyushach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful town with lots to see. Very picturesque and pretty. Our guide gave us lots of information about Matera.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Matera will be European cultural capital in 2019. That is well deserved. The small city is simply stunning. History is all around you. We walked through the two Sassi’s in two days and kept being surprised. The visit to three grotto churches is certainly worthwhile...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sjoerd-nl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked this place very much. Unfortunately we came there in the second half of the day and have not enough time to see everything. This place is a mix of old and modern city, hiking tours and cultural immersion. I would recommend to stay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Андрей Р
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a private guide through Tours by Locals and couldn't have had a better visit. First view of ravine upon arrival is a jaw-dropping sight. Learn about the history of the local people before arrival to better understand and appreciate area. Visit the caves...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joe I
12 October 2018|
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Response from michaelaT8138GW | Reviewed this property |
Wow....that is tight. You'll need to he lucky to get that bus. Hopefully your flight will be on time... Hopefully the bus is close to the exit of the airport. Bari airport is really small...so that's in your favour.....
12 September 2018|
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Response from Packlady2015 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on where you stay, you can do both the same day but it would severely limit your time and the experience. Recommend allowing a day at each, including travel time. Check out TourRadar. They do a wonderful job of... More
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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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