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Old Town

Matera, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Matera
Type: Neighborhoods
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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48 helpful votes 48 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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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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Glenbrook
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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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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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Aberdeen
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119 helpful votes 119 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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