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Old Town

Matera, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 36 Attractions in Matera
Type: Neighborhoods
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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We started up top at the castle, pretty old, the cathedrals, felt old to me and the reservoir, yep - that's old. Then we ducked under a church and down to old town. Now that's OLD, and you can see even older across the valley. It's amazing and beautiful, I wish I could live here. I could have spent all... More

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Sliema, Malta
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129 reviews 129 reviews
101 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Simply walking through the Old town is an experience in itself. Loads of Sassi, churches, amazing water cisterns and unique views of the valley

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Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Worth the climbing and walking. Every corner has a surprise. Must visit the MUSMA museum and sample the food.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
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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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231 reviews 231 reviews
11 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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