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Address: Matera, Italy

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Nine thousand years of living...

We only scraped the surface ... there is so mush to see in the Sassi of Matera. First, the caves (we spent a few days in a converted cave dwelling ... wonderful) and then the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We only scraped the surface ... there is so mush to see in the Sassi of Matera. First, the caves (we spent a few days in a converted cave dwelling ... wonderful) and then the excellent museums (all lovers of Greek vases will drool...) and the Baroque churches ... the Italians say: See Naples and die, and I add, see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stunning place. Loved the history of the area and how people lived in the caves. There is a little tourist attraction where you can go inside a cave house set out as it traditionally would have been. Alot of steps and slopes but take your time its lovely. Really enjoyed seeing how the landscape works with madmade dwellings. Worth a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There is really not much more to add here. It is a truly wonderful place to visit and experience and if you happen to be nearby certainly not to be missed! Walking is not easy so be prepared for steep climbs with many steps. The buildings have been lovingly restored over the past couple of decades having been let go... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was great trully beautiful.The views the rabbit warren of streets and houses you have to be there.They were filming Ben Hur while we were there another nice touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The two sassi areas, Barisano and Caveoso are so beautiful that it is hard to believe that at one time this place was abandoned. But no more, today the world is beating a path to its doors. It is a must see for all travelers.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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