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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
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The Sassi of Matera is a great place to see and holds many wonders: churches, caves, frescoes and more. Most people would find the slopes not at all challenging. There are some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Sassi of Matera is a great place to see and holds many wonders: churches, caves, frescoes and more. Most people would find the slopes not at all challenging. There are some great places to stay – especially the cave rooms (see my other reviews). There is a well signed tourist trail, attractions are not expensive and easy to find.... More 

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Naples, Italy
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Absolutely a must see in Italy! The landscape the old city everything is enchanted, makes you feel thrown back in time, no wonder its a favorite film location for its historical sites and atmosphere. Just lovely!

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This place takes your breath away. We visited this area twice whilst staying in Puglia and then returned a third time to stay in the one of the amazing cave hotels. A truly unique experience and one I will treasure always

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We came hear after lunch and spent one afternoon there. My only regret is that we didn't come earlier and spend more time. This place is a place like no other, partly cause of it's modern and very tragic history. It is amazingly beautiful as well as a tough reminder of what poverty does to our societies. I hope I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You might still find some opening into a cave which hasn't been cleaned and put back together beyond any sort of recognition. This is not restoration, at no time in history was the sassi like this. This is some fake sanitised tourist friendly sassi. 2wanderers.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just one day is not enough for visiting this amazing place. Try to plan your trip to stay at least one night and two whole days. It will be very nice to see Matera on every day lights, from early in the morning to dusk. and illuminated at night. And to have a chance to take look on Sassi from... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What an amazing place! We had a visit here as part of our tour and it was fabulous. The tour guide was very informative and obviously very passionate about her home town. We were fortunate with the weather during the day, and with the fact we had two visits. One during the day and one in the evening for the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Came here on Easter Sunday. Since there were no trains to go there from Bari that day and buses leave too late, we opted to go with "bla bla car" took us almost an hour drive. The hills and caverns' view were amazingly breathtaking. And also to visit one were Pope John paul ll visited and also some films were... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The sassi are breathtaking especially at nighttime. The place exudes a powerful sense of history in a remarkable landscape. The city of Matera has wonderful piazzas and so many impressive public buildings, museums and churches. Well worth a two night stay to do justice to it. It is reminiscent of another cave city Petra.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Matera, The European Capital of Culture for 2019. This almost says it all. You step out of the downtown core and step back a couple of thousand years. A person can not explain or visually convey the Beauty of I Sassi di Matera, from restraunts to hand carved grottos in the side of a hill where people lived. The technology... More 

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