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Discover Matera, the ancient city - Tour in Italian or English tour

Discover Matera, the ancient city - Tour in Italian or English tour

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Matera is home to the Sassi cave churches and dwellings that make up one of the oldest cities in the world. Join your guide for an in-depth tour of the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano districts to learn about their unique history and evolution. Discover rupestrian structures, stroll the steep and narrow lanes, and gain a deeper understanding of how this town, once called the “Shame of Italy”, is now a UNESCO-listed treasure.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.62
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$25.62

Guided Tour of Matera Sassi

Guided Tour of Matera Sassi

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The UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera is both captivating and mysterious. With this guided tour, take a deep dive into the history of this unique rupestrian city, named a 2019 European Capital of Culture. Explore its hidden dwellings and churches carved directly into the cliff, the setting for a number of films, including Ben Hur. Cap off the tour with a tasting of local specialties from Matera.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.37
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$15.37

Private walking tour in Matera

Private walking tour in Matera

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Unveil the secrets of the ancient “cave city” of Matera with this in-depth walking tour through the UNESCO-listed Sassi. Delve into the history of this unique city dug into the cliffside and visit a cave house and rupestrian churches in its two oldest districts. Learn about how residents once lived, marvel at the cathedral set at the town’s upper square, and take in sweeping views over the Murgia Materana Park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.99
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$81.99
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Ape Calessino Tour nei Sassi di Matera
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Ape Calessino Tour nei Sassi di Matera

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Experience the top attractions of this European “capital of culture” on this guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide, explore sites like the Cathedral of Matera, the Church of San Giovanni Battista, and Piazza Vittoro Veneto. Learn about the city’s history and culture, and enjoy scenic views of Sasso Barisano and Sasso Cavoso.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.87
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$35.87
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Matera balloon flight for small groups

Matera balloon flight for small groups

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Enjoy stunning aerial views of UNESCO-listed Matera during this small-group hot air balloon ride. Soar above the iconic hilltop city on a safe and panoramic journey, admiring the distinctive architecture and cultural sights with rare, bird's eye views. Small-group flights are capped at only eight participants and include an Italian breakfast.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$286.96
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$286.96

Grand Tour of the Stones in Electric Rickshaw

Grand Tour of the Stones in Electric Rickshaw

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Touring the cliffside Sassi di Matera on foot can be tiring. With this tuk-tuk tour, you’ll zip up the steep streets of the old town to take in the top sights in just hours. Delve into the Barisano and Caveoso districts to admire ancient cave dwellings and rupestrian churches and learn about their history via an audio guide. Navigate the warren of narrow lanes with a group leader to avoid getting lost.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.29
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$26.29

Guided tour of the Sassi of Matera

Guided tour of the Sassi of Matera

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The Sassi di Matera are one of the most fascinating sights in southern Italy, but these ancient cave dwellings can be difficult to interpret on your own. With this guided tour, see the most interesting cave homes and rupestrian churches in the cliffside town in just hours and enjoy insights into their history and significance from your guide. Stroll through the most picturesque squares in the historic center to snap photos.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.30
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$12.30

Matera Alberobello and Polignano tour

Matera Alberobello and Polignano tour

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Professionalism, safety and comfort. A highly specialized staff will make your ride unique and special. The staff will be able to give you tips and suggestions on how to best visit the cities and where to stop for a small snack or lunch / dinner with a breathtaking view.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$358.70
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$358.70
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Traditional Cooking & Pasta Class at Stunning Farmhouse

Traditional Cooking & Pasta Class at Stunning Farmhouse

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Set amongst the unique and beautiful nature of the Basilicata countryside, the farmhouse was built using traditional and local materials. The farm includes over 3000 olive trees and around 300 orange trees as well as organic fruit and vegetable plots that provide eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, artichokes, chicory, lemons, cherries, pomegranates and much, much more. Guests will learn to cook in the farm's professional kitchen.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.98
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$122.98

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

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Join this fascinating 2-hour private tour of the Matera Sassi. Meet your expert guide in Piazzetta Pascoli, a viewpoint with a breathtaking panorama over the stones of Matera. Make your way down narrow stairways into the heart of Sasso Caveoso, one of the two Civita' districts, towards the baroque style church, San Pietro Caveoso. Venture inside a rupestrian church (carved into the rock), visit Santa Maria di Idris, set into a large, limestone rock and the ancient monastery, Santa Lucia alle Malve that has remarkable 1000 year old frescoes. Head up a stairway to see a cave house and get an understanding how people once lived. In the Sasso Barisano district you can admire the churches of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare and the stunning Romanesque Cathedral. Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site and chosen location for numerous Hollywood movies. Together with your guide you'll discover the magic, history, architecture and stories of the exquisite Matera.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.97
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$39.97
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Full 3h excursion to the Sassi di Matera

Full 3h excursion to the Sassi di Matera

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Make the most of your time in Matera and see the main tourist attractions in just a few hours with this guided tour. Stroll through the most historic districts of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso, to learn about the unique evolution of this 'city of cave houses' over the millennia. Explore cave churches and dwellings, admire Baroque and Romanesque architecture, and views of the urban landscape and surrounding countryside.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.87
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$35.87
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Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock city of Matera stretches over a steep cliff, so exploring it on foot can be tiring. Explore as much as possible without getting tired with this tour aboard an authentic Italian Ape Calessino (Tuk Tuk). Zip through the streets of the historic Sasso Caveoso neighborhood to admire the main churches and squares and snap photos of the famous cave houses and views of the surrounding valley.
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.75
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$30.75

Ape Calessino Tour Matera Lungo

Ape Calessino Tour Matera Lungo

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Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world whose territory preserves evidence of human settlements starting from the Paleolithic and without interruptions up to the present day. It represents an extraordinary page written by man through the millennia of this very long history. World Heritage Site since 1993 and European Capital of Culture in 2019. With the classic and typical Ape Calessino (tuk tuk), an Italian myth, much appreciated by families, especially with children in wheelchairs, we will cross the Old Town and the Sassi, as they are very tiring on foot, especially in the summer, whizzing through the streets and characteristic alleys, making small stops for photos and videos and to visit churches in the squares and characteristic Case Grotte (Case Museo).
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.12
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$46.12
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Long Private Panoramic Tour with Ape Calessino in Matera

Long Private Panoramic Tour with Ape Calessino in Matera

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Private panoramic tour of the historic districts of the city, aboard the historic Ape Calessino Piaggio. You will not share the tour with other guests.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.17
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$48.17

Ape tour Matera - Guided tour in ape calessino

Ape tour Matera - Guided tour in ape calessino

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A tour of the three districts in the historic center of the Sassi with panoramic stops and curiosities about the recent history of the city of Matera: from national shame to a city known and appreciated worldwide. It will also be possible to visit a cave house and a rock church. The route lasts just over an hour and in this time visitors will be able to observe the Piano area, that is, the part close to the Sassi and get to know the historical places from another perspective. The Piano area is actually the first area built immediately after the Sassi at the turn of the Renaissance.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.19
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$49.19

Panoramic Private Tour in Ape Calessino in the Sassi of Matera

Panoramic Private Tour in Ape Calessino in the Sassi of Matera

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The panoramic tour "Private Tour in Ape Calessino" - the Sassi in Ape "will allow you to have an exclusive experience to visit the city of Matera comfortably aboard the vintage and iconic ape calessino. The tour winds through the most beautiful alleys and squares, between Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. During the tour you will make some panoramic stops in the central squares and you will be able to admire the main attractions of the city. An excellent opportunity to learn about the stories and curiosities of this heritage of humanity.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.87
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$35.87

Tour with transfer from Matera to Alberobello

Tour with transfer from Matera to Alberobello

tour with transfer by a comfortable 8 seat minivan, in sharing. Are you in Matera and want to reach Alberobello without stress? Would you like a high-quality, and reliable service? Don’t worry, we take care of everything: transfer + guided tour, all this in half a day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.11
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$87.11

Matera: journey of the Sassi, the Murgia and the Tibetan Bridge

Matera: journey of the Sassi, the Murgia and the Tibetan Bridge

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Explore the ancient caves of the Sassi and hike the Gravina gorge on this trip around Matera. Stroll along the falls and through the canyons. Cross a suspension bridge to admire a broad view of the city from the Belvedere Murgia Timone.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.24
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$92.24

Private Tour in Tuk Tuk Sassi and Parco della Murgia Lungo

Private Tour in Tuk Tuk Sassi and Parco della Murgia Lungo

Drive through the streets of Matera with this special tour. With the Ape Calessino tour you can admire the wonderful atmosphere of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. Comfort, style and culture: the best things to experience one of the most particular tours of the city. This tour combines quality and professionalism to guarantee the best service
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.98
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$163.98
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Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

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Get more out of your visit to Sassi di Matera with a guide to show you the best ways around the area. Along with leading you through the region, your guide will also tell you interesting historical and cultural facts as you go. Plus, see tops attractions such as Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.23
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$174.23
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Crypt of Original Sin tour with transfer
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Crypt of Original Sin tour with transfer

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Located in a cave deep in the Mugia plateau outside Matera, this captivating rupestrian church known as the “Sistine Chapel of the south” is not easy to reach by car or bus. With this tour, explore one of the most important cultural sites in Basilicata with a convenient transfer and admire its ancient frescoes with the insight of a guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$36.79
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$36.79
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Visit Hypogeum Materasum

Visit Hypogeum Materasum

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1200 m2 underground, to discover the history of the city of the Sassi and beyond, up to a depth of 12 meters. Time and space are lost in a journey from its origins to today. The history of Matera narrated in one place. A city under the city made of houses, streets. cisterns, production environments and places of worship in a world to be discovered. Live a unique experience walking in a fascinating and mysterious world. Book your visit to the Hypogeum now.
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  • 15 to 30 minutes
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$8.20
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$8.20

Sassi di Matera Pass and City Cards Official

Sassi di Matera Pass and City Cards Official

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The Smart Card offers visitors the opportunity to visit unique and suggestive places within the Città dei Sassi: • Madonna delle Grazie Rock Church • Casa Grotta Narrante • Rock Church of Sant’Antonio Abate • Casa Cava • Stone Tales Museum • Immersive Museum of the Bruna
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.47
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$9.47

Walking Tour

Walking Tour

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Covid measures: Each participant will have a receiving radio guide (with disposable earphone) that will allow them to hear the guide well, while maintaining the safety distance from it The modern city of Matera develops on a plateau while the two Sassi districts are vertically built inside a canyon, on the side of a gorge. On the other side there is the Murgia park with its caves, where you can take panoramic walks. The urban area of the Sassi has undergone so many transformation and stratification processes that its architecture is in fact fascinating. Along the tour there are many stops for historical, architectural and social study, observing those aspects that have determined, over the centuries, the changing socio-economic conditions of the territory with the progressive, slow and inexorable degradation and abandonment of the Sassi, until to be able to appreciate the limelight and the enhancement that the Sassi are experiencing today
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.62
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