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Address: Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
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US$41.25*
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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: I Due Sassi and the Rupester Churches
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Half-day Private Tour From Bari to Matera and Sassi
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Discover Matera Walking Tour

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I am posting several pictures which can describe this stunning town far more eloquently than mere words. If you have ever wondered what Europe and the Middle East was like in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbus, OH
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am posting several pictures which can describe this stunning town far more eloquently than mere words. If you have ever wondered what Europe and the Middle East was like in the days of the Roman Empire and well before, here is your answer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The is one of the most unique, mysterious, and surreal places on earth. Off the beaten path but definitely a must visit for anyone who appreciates culture tourism.

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Coventry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well this area is said to have had people living in the same living quarters over the last 9000 years. That's a lot of human history to tell based on these fabulous 'Sassi" districts that hug every crevice of the Gravina Gorge. If you're expecting a sanitised Disneyland style "attraction" with strategically placed hand rails & even steps you'll be... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is now one of my favorite places in Italy. Such archaeology and history and so unique! Definitely add it to your Italian itinerary. You do not need to hire a guide or bus tour, just a good tour book and your legs are all you need. I recommend reading about it before your visit so you can fully appreciate... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like no other place I have visited. Very special even magical, long may it remain off the main tourist map. I would recommend it to everyone,a very special part of Italy

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like my country and this fantastic places . I travelled a lot but my impression about this fantastic place is not good in all his parts.i believe that locals could make something more in order to make this place unique and important to visit for all !!!

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Thank Domenico F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. In writer there is Hugh wind and snows. Lots of things to visit and see, nice place to walk around

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, finally getting redeveloped, if slowly, as it deserves. It will be a cyclopic task to fix the entire old town, however there is already quite a choice of gourmet restaurants and boutique hotels and the abandoned dwellings carved in the rock only add to the place's character.

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Thank toninarocks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing scenery. It is not surprising that it has served as a backdrop for so many movies. Definitely worth the visit as this UNESCCO heritage site is unique through the world. It is like a living Nativity set which sometimes it is referred to as.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matera still offers an unforgettable experience without the crowds of other Italian top destinations

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