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Sassi di Matera

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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
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Sassi matera

The sassis give you a picture of how early man survived and how the poor were ignored throughout history. It is a compelling story. Don't be afraid to ask questions and explore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The sassis give you a picture of how early man survived and how the poor were ignored throughout history. It is a compelling story. Don't be afraid to ask questions and explore. Don't just view the outside, take a look inside some of the dwellings that haven't been restored.

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Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Sassi di Matara is truly a hidden gem! Left undiscovered by many international tourists, the rocky treasure is too beautiful for words. Upon walking through its majestic rupestrian churches and history-rich walls, Matera is a place for those who want to experience a spiritual awakening! The place is perhaps one of the most photogenic sites on earth and the... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hopefully this will not be my last visit to this beautiful place . I Sassi is so interesting and I did so enjoy staying in my glorious cave. The breakfasts were amazing and dinners out under the stars were wonderful.

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Concord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Matera has been named a "cultural Capital" for 2019, so the crowds will increase. The story of the Sassi (the shame of Italy in the 1950s) is fascinating. Take the time to meet some locals, and listen to them talk about THEIR stories. Hire a local guide to make the "old town" come alive. Weekend nights place hundreds on the... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In all my travels I keep returning to Italy for its history, food, people, art and architecture. This was our 15th trip to Italy and the first time visiting Matera. The history and configuration takes one back many centuries. It is a fascinating part of Italy that is just starting to emerge. The cave dwellings, meandering streets and the thousands... More 

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Roma, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The most suggestive place I've ever seen in my life. I recommend you stay overnight in a cave, there are some wonderful with amazing panorama.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of historic interest. Get a tour guide..it can make a big differecne. A little hard to get to, but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

An absolute must for travelers. I had never heard of Matera until a year ago when reading travel literature about southern Italy. The history of the town is amazing. The caves are now cafes, homes, hotels and until you visit you can't even imagine it. To really enjoy Matera you absolutely must be able to walk up and down on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is not on the tourist radar at all so there are no crowds and loads of tourist buses (and tourists). We wandered around for over 4 hours and only saw about 10 people. This is a UNESCO site dating back to the troglodytes and is absolutely fascinating. This was my second visit and I have noticed the changes since... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Sassi di Matera is an extraordinary place. We had limited time to visit as we were driving from Sorrento to Bari for the ferry to Croatia. We walked and climbed through most of the streets in the old city, marvelling at the structure and discovering that the streets we were walking on were in fact the roofs of houses... More 

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Additional Information about Sassi di Matera

Address: Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

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