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Sassi di Matera

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75100, Matera, Italy
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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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“old town” (77 reviews)
“bucket list” (16 reviews)
“cave dwellings” (66 reviews)
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75100, Matera, Italy
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"old town"
in 77 reviews
"bucket list"
in 16 reviews
"cave dwellings"
in 66 reviews
"european city of culture"
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"unique place"
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"mel gibson"
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"walk around"
in 18 reviews
"unesco site"
in 26 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 21 reviews
"guided tour"
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"b b"
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"every corner"
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"beautiful town"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed yesterday

It's really nice to explore Matera on your own. Wonderful buildings and views, but it's more interesting to walk around with a guide to explain the differences between houses, and to tell you how the town went from inhabited, to abandoned, to trendy now. Worth...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It is a place you surely must visit whenever you are in Puglia or Basilicata. It is a special experience you will never forget.

Thank diane j
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Matera has developed into a worthy cultural and architectural treat. The homes and facilities that developed from early cave dwellings have been preserved and presented effectively as the Sassi di Matera have been re-developed following decades of neglect. The town is a treasure that is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Half the center city consists of these old houses. Until 1955 people lived there without sanitory, running water or electricity. Often lifestock joined the family. And small these houses are! Nowadays you have several places with an excellent panorama view.

Thank Hans Thomas H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was recently in Matera on a business trip and was fortunate to stay in the old part of Matera. The town has a wonderful charm and a real old world feeling to it. The rabbit warren of streets and alleyways is a delight to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The city is wonderful and never fed up of looking at the view, wouldn't mid going to Matera over and over..

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can hike to the caves to get a better view for the city, it's amazing to have both halves of the story.

Thank Dana G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Sassi is an amazing historical place to visit. The churches are numerous and each of them is unique. The dingy cave homes have been replaced with cafes and eateries. Be prepared to do some walking. It’s well worth it

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The many dwellings in the Sassi of Matera were originally dug out about 9000 years ago. It is said that it may be one of the first places of human habitation in Italy. Most of the caves have been repurposed into restaurants, churches, hotels, shops,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating ancient history of cave dwellers that still retains the 2,000 year old look and feel. Lots of walking up and down stairs and streets with ramps. Is a challenge for those that have difficulty walking. Great views of the river gorge and areas that...More

1  Thank Jane H
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Response from Johanna F | Reviewed this property |
Well, because of its election as "city of culture 2019", I have to say that a big part has been closed and is being undergoing a massive renovation. I think, approximately, a 30% of it... But, don't worry, the view is still... More
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Response from 78Mik | Reviewed this property |
Sawadee Well Naples and Matera they belongs to two differents region. If you decide to visit Naples stick with that there is lot to see there. If you have time to spend so you can visit Matera in one day or max two days is... More
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Response from Ogy_Kovachev | Reviewed this property |
Trains are cheap and relaxing. Use Bari as a base for reaching to Matera and Alberobello separately, no direct connection between both. Summer is hot and busy :)
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