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Old Town

Matera, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Matera
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is a jewel of not only southern Italy but of all Europe. Matera is not a very well known name but this city really deserves more recognition because everything is beautiful here and not spoiled by hordes of tourists. On weekends lots of locals are in the streets, living a normal life. Laundry hangs on balconies or in the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It seems that the city authorities are well aware of the value of tourism and it is evident that they invest so much to preserve and develop the Old City. The city center is beautiful, clean and tidy, and it's very pleasant to walk along the streets and to enjoy the well-preserved ancient structures, as the main attraction is, of... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

i had very good time ,nice view, good food very friedly persones,intrresting walking everything very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I can't even try to put my words down to explain what to expect. This is like Venice should be. Fewer rip off artists and a genuine feeling of caring from the locals. We did the passagiatta every night. And tried to speak as little English as we could. during the day we explored the sassi, the town is truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you want to exercise, and love taking pictures I recommend coming here. I had a great time just walking around and taking panaromic pictures.

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forresters beach nsw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Matera comes to life every night when it seems every local comes out to stroll the ancient streets with their family. A very "italian" atmosphere, not many foreigners, and lots of vibrant socializing. Liked everything and will return for the Festival Saint Bruna in 2016. That will be a hoot!!

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Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Matera's old town, or simply as they call it "I Sassi", are one of the attractions of incalculable value, in fact this site takes place on the prestigious list of world heritage UNESCO and one of 50 sites of which Italy has top membership. The old town is a part of the city located close to the "Sassi", beautiful churches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The old city of Matera was one of the highlights of our visit to Apulia! It is a stage set waiting to be explored. This old city was deserted in 1960-70 when it was only inhabited by the poor. In a total state of disrepair, it is being restored to its original centuries old splendor. Every twist and turn leaves... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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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