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Church of Santa Maria de Idris

| Sasso Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 327 980 3776
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This church is carved into a huge rock pinnacle jutting from the lip of a gorge.
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| Sasso Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 327 980 3776
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two churches in one built on a rocky outcrop have panoramic views of old Matera. Once inside one sees first hand the amazing frescos dating back to the 11th century. Our guide one again proved invaluable as she pointed out and explained the points of...More

Thank NswAustraliaDidi
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very interesting place. Highly recommend not to miss it in Matera. The rock hewn church is located to the top of the Mount and is totally curved into the rock. The place also have the wonderful view.

Thank Leogand
Reviewed 16 July 2017

There are amazing frescoes here, some as old as 900 years. You can get a joint ticket for 6 Euros for here and two of the other rupestrian churches. Would recommend first starting in Casa Noha, which shows a series of 4 short films (about...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This church hewn from the rock has some exquisite frescoes, for example those depicting the archangel Michael and St Nicholas from the 13th century and one of the Annunciation from the 12th century.

1  Thank Guddejane
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The is is an interesting church to photograph and to walk around. Round the back can be a little awkward,bit you are rewarded with beautiful views of the valley

Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Well worth a visit. Tho relatively small churches, one carved inside the soft rock, with a great view of Matera, the river canyon and the valley.

1  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 13 February 2017

everything in Matera is amazing, but seeing this church left me speechless. I can't explain. you have to see it for yourself.

1  Thank emaiuolo
Reviewed 18 December 2016

And partially cut into the rock - one of the famous rupestrian churches of ancient Matera. Towering over Piazza San Pietro Caveoso but the path to entrance is from Via Bruno Buozzi. Entrance fee is 3 euros but you can combine it with other rupestrian...More

Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a lovely church hewn totally out of the rock in the centre of Sasso Caveoso, on the top of the limestone cliff, Monterrone. Quite a climb but a wonderful view! Some of the frescoes have been removed for restoration purposes and placed in...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interesting cave church with lots of frescos. Located high up many steps, with good views over the surrounding area. Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside. Adult tickets are EUR 3, but combined church tickets are available at reduced rates.

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