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Sassi di Matera

Via Casalnuovo, 15 | Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Matera
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves
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Genève, Suisse
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The site and sight not to miss while travelling near or in Puglia. The Sassi are dwellings used until the 60's by local inhabitant, and the palce still retain a lot of its old atmosphere. Go there before it will change totally!

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TAICHUNG
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A "must see" place. Words cannot do justice to it. Its like stepping back in history and feel that you are pat of the way it was back then.

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Somerset
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157 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had not even heard of the area before embarking on the trip. Make sure you have a guide (or travel guide) that will give you the background to the area as well as its recent history. Be prepared for some climbing up and down, stairs are not all that even but definitely worth a visit.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very old and historical, abundance of restaurants at reasonable prices, friendly local population, a must if in southern Italy.

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Now full of beautiful spaces, the gently curved ceilings cut from the tufo stone, make sure you find the cave dwelling just as it was when hundreds of families lived here before they were evacuated in the 1950/60s suffering from the diseases of poverty. Great restaurants. Make a special effort to see the rupestral churches cut into the rocks with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

In June my first time in Matera and then first time in Sassi........amazing!!!!!! I didn't imagine something similar: belive me, I'm Italian, I've travelled Italy all over but I've never seen nothing like sassi di maters!!!!! The most beautiful atmosphere i've ever feel!!!!!!!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I really don't have much to add; this is probably the most amazing place I have ever been, and I consider myself reasonably well-traveled. We stayed for four days in the heart of the sassi and never tired of the view. One pleasant surprise: despite the tortuous, labyrinthine streets and paths, it is relatively easy to navigate on foot (the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Just spend time walking around and absorb the atmosphere. It is simply magical. It's dotted with restaurants, little shops and tourist attractions.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Sissi valley will make you gasp in awe. The old houses and dwellings lining the valley are so different that this location will become a tourist 'must see' in the future.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Sitting regally above a gorge that had cave occupants centuries ago! You can enter the church at its base for free during the day. Its also part of the walking tour.

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