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Interesting quick tour below in the water cisterns

This Sunday (time of year?) all italian tours were fully booked for the day but we could get... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
nicolien_vp
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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a cool must-do!

We didn't know about this until visiting another site, but walked over and were lucky enough to get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
knuckles2
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know about this until visiting another site, but walked over and were lucky enough to get an English-speaking tour without reservations. The history and depth of this site is amazing, and we were only sorry that the new exhibit/tour hadn't opened yet. Will...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Such an interesting and informative visit to the Palombaro Lungo. It takes around 25 minutes and you need to book it with a day or a few hours in advance because tours sell out pretty quickly (you can only go inside with a tour). There...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

when diving in the caves of Palombaro Lungo we understand a little of our past life. Difficulties to live, eat and why not survive. Through a guided tour very well structured, for an hour visitameos the cave and watch a video with history of Matera....More

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Foscus, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palombaro Lungo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

You are reviewingthe wrong site. This is the Palombaro Lungo in the main Square. We show no videos and no difficulties of the past.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The tour was very well organized and very informative, both about the Palombaro Lungo itself and the history of Matera in general. The space is unusual and well worth a visit.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was a surprising and fascinating visit to a site that really has to be seen to be believed! Very informative presentation by the guide that brings the group down. A visit to Matera really must include this marvellous engineering wonder!

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I have no particular interest in cisterns or water supplies but I found this short tour completeley riveting - as did our children 6 & 10. For 20 minutes we escaped the scorching heat and learned a great deal about Matera and its history. Our...More

Thank richandb
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is an excellent tour. It takes you down into the cisterns which were dug out to provide water for the inhabitants of the city. A magnificent cathedral like structure you can still see marks on the ceiling where inhabitants have lost their buckets in...More

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is an amazing place and is a wonderful manifestation of human ingenuity. A vast underground cistern (or water container) carved out of the rock and plastered with terracotta to keep the waterproof in and prevent seepage through the porous limestone. The interior is like...More

Thank Megahose
Reviewed 4 June 2018

You will not understand Matera without a visit to the cistern. But tickets long in advance of your tour. The tours are limited to 25 or so people. They are in the language of your choice and last less one hour. The tour is amazing....More

1  Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This Sunday (time of year?) all italian tours were fully booked for the day but we could get tickets for the english tour a couple of minutes in advance. Interesting explanation of why and how this preservation construction for water was made ages ago. It...More

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tara m
29 August 2018|
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Response from HvPssptWilTrvl | Reviewed this property |
Buy your ticket the day you visit, tours are frequent.
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Si, tutti i tour hanno il numero chiuso. Pertanto i biglietti vanno presi il prima possibile, direttamente in biglietteria.
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