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Sassi di Matera

Address: Via Casalnuovo, 15, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 08351766070
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Matera
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Traces of dramatic life of poor families in a unic enviroment, today presented as a terrific scenario

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

10000 years of history. Caverns immersed in a beuaitful park (parco della Murgia ), 12 th century churches set in caverns, a town that looks how the world really looked like a thousand year ago. No Wonder that some of the most renowned film directors chose matera as an ideal set to film their movies. Restaurant ans hotels are awsome... More 

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

Sassi of Matera, both of the two sides, is an exceptional experience for travelers and an amazing meeting with an another world. Not in vain the Sassy was chosen to the list of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. You should watch the Sassi from an high point of view and afterwards enter and stroll between its picturesque alleys, but not... More 

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Pécs, Pecs, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Matera is the third ancient city of the world ! Not just the cave system and hotels with cave rooms are unique but the hospitality of local people makes it more charming. Not a small note thet Matera is European Capital of Culture in 2019 !

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Denham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Continuously inhabited for more than 9000 years, the present day houses of Sassi di Matera are partially built into the cliff side and seem to tumble down into the valley. Cleared out by the government in the 50's, the Sassi are being gradually reinhabited mostly by shops and restaurants but also by a few residents. A tour of the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is really impresive. You feel like you have taken a journey back in time. It's hard to believe the history of this italian town. The fact that just 60 years ago there were people still leaving in caves is quite shocking. Matera is a must for every traveller.

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West Sand Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were staying in a timeshare condo in Nova Siri, Italy, when one of the other guests came back very excited after visiting the "Sassi caves." We were in Italy for almost a month and saw all the major tourist sights in Rome and elsewhere, but Sassi caves was the most amazing of all of them. The caves were carved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a unique and wonderful place full of history. Stone churches and original cave dwellings to visit. Little streets to walk with artisan shops. Nice restaurants wonderful food made from local produce. Highly recommended

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cant believe people lived in the caves like that only a half century ago. Great stop on our way to sorrento. Would definitely take at least a half day out of your trip to visit. My 10 year old daughter appreciates plumbing a little more now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I ve been many times in Italy ,but my first in Matera . I'D LIKE EVERYTHING .History,nature food ,people

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