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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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The Sassi of Matera Walking Tour
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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: Sasso Caveoso and Rock Churches

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Amazing and suggestive place. I loved it at the blue hour, which is between sunset and night, when all the city lights light up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing and suggestive place. I loved it at the blue hour, which is between sunset and night, when all the city lights light up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Now a UNESCO site this fascinating town was crumbling until it was reborn and is now well on the cultural map. Many interesting things to see including underground churches cut into the limestone rocks. Many great restaurants too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic and intriguing place to visit with a disturbing and tragic history. Welcoming and informed locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Right off the main piazza is the Sassi, cave dwellings from the Paleolithic times that you should explore. The Sassi are fascinating, taking you from the inhabitants of pre history to the people that occupied the caves throughout Italy's early history. Be sure to take a tour of the cave churches complete with Byzantine frescoes, some from the 9th century.... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was really quite hot exploring the streets of the sassi but well worth the effort. The dwellings and churches in the caves were fabulous. Lunch in the cave at L'Arco osterio was a haven and wonderful food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a place you have to visit to truly understand it. A picture does not do it justice. Walking down the street to this old part of town, you think you are walking into biblical times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Really enjoyed our 3 days exploring all the hidden gems in this wonderful old town. Well worth the effort to get here. A word of warning to those taking cars...we parked in a free location for the 3 nights there - no issues. As the hotel was a reasonable distance from the parking area, I drove the car up Via... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I took a detour to see the city of Matera up in the mountains and I surely did not regret, the city is like taken out of a picture or movie, placed there in the moutains. Its fascinating just strolling around in the small pathway and caves. I did not visit any musuems and spent plenty of time just walking,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I travelled Italy for 5 weeks on my own and when I came to Matera I was blown away by the history, the views, the cuisine and the people. Loved the walking tour with Frank - so interesting that we walked for three hours listening to his stories. I wish I'd taken his advice and gone to the place/church?? of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very easy to get to just follow the brown "Sassi" signs then into the underground Sassi parking. Bit tight in there and each bay is either marked with a registration number or "Libro", so just find a free space and right outside was a information cabin where a young lady gave us a map and explained a route. It was... More 

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Additional Information about Sassi di Matera

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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