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Old Town

Matera, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Matera
Type: Neighborhoods
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Colchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We flew into Bari, hired a car and made Matera our base for 6 days staying at Ai Terrazzini, Stayed at Ai Terrazzine (recommend) it is difficult to find at first it is on the junction of Via D'Addozio and Via Florentini. see photo for entrance. We explored mush of the east & west of the region and found Matera... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a gem that is not yet on the tourist trail. When people discover this very old valley in the middle of Matera its popularity will soar. It was a great place to explore and the urge to take another and another photo cannot be controlled.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Old Town, Matera, is a mystical, mysterious and magical place that must be seen to be believed. Immerse yourself in living history and feel the spirits that have lived there for millennia. I want to go back, and so will you!

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Lewes, Delaware
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Matera was the surprise of our ten days tour in south Italy. We started our tour in Positano and drove to Maratea. We didn’t know much about this beautiful old town and its culture. It is in a way out of the classic touristic itinerary. We strongly recommend staying in Matera for 2-3 nights in order to enjoy the unique... More

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Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Apetour was a freat experience! Ines told us everything about Matera. She can talk, italien, German and English!! So she cantalk in different languages about Matera. Pascalle drived usthrough Matera with the Ape! IT WAS GREAT!!

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Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
11 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The city is preparing to bid to be European City of Culture in 2019 - and it shows. The main museum has been extended and its amazing collection redisplayed.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Matera is one of the most beautiful places in this part of Italy. It is known as the oldest continuously occupied human settlement in the world -- that's how long people have been living in the sassi of Matera. One thing not to miss, especially if you go there with a significant other, is to have dinner in the evening... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

What a gorgeous town, it's steep and built into the hillside and faces a gorge full of rupestrian caves. There are a lot of things to see and do in this town. Try to sleep in the Sassi area in a cave.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Matera old town (including Sassi and cave areas) is a jewel. You walk around for hours and discover piazzas, churches, little alleys, ... Unfortunately the new town is not very attractive.

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Oberageri, Switzerland
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

unique, incredibly beautiful old town. the shame is that some (local) People don't appreciate it as much, leaving litter and dirt in some Corners or stairs on the way down.

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