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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
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Wandered around this unique site for 3 hours. Breathtaking. Wear sensible shoes! A mix of renovated and derelict Sassi with spectacular views over the gorge and the Neolithic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wandered around this unique site for 3 hours. Breathtaking. Wear sensible shoes! A mix of renovated and derelict Sassi with spectacular views over the gorge and the Neolithic caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Just wander though the streets and you will be smitten. It is beautiful, historic, and awe inspiring.

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Matera, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The sassi area of Matera is a great place to spend a few days. We stayed in a hotel built into the caves and thoroughly enjoyed waking to the amazing view of the buildings across the valley. We spent two wonderful days walking around the area and don't miss a trip around the underground reservoir - fascinating!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Yes, Rome is great, Venice is amazing, also Florence and Pisa. But Matera is something different. Something special, that one should see at least once in a lifetime. Breathtaking, beautiful and somehow not european. That's the first impression I had walking down the little streets of Sassi. If you're planning to visit South Italy, definitely include this town on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen in my life... The town is well preserved... Beautiful... You can smell and feel the history while walking around... You might get lost there... But it's definitely beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Sassi (old Matera) is worth visiting if you are fit as there are many steps and rough cobbled streets. Saw this on a documentary on TV and decided to visit. Google will provide all the background information on this location. Thoroughly enjoyed a two night stay and recommend to all explorers and lovers of early culture. It's a kind of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There are so many words to express our feeling about sassi di matera. The best place to visit in south italy with alberobello and lecce. When I start to tour in matera I thought I am living in past centuries. So many positive reviews TA, they all right. Visit matera , you will admire it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A must if you have the opportunity when in Italy. The first view of the city took my breath away. Stay a few days to explore and be prepared to do some walking. Take in a tour so you can learn the history. Amazing visit and my favorite stop in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Once known as the shame of Italy this area of cave dwellings,home to over30,00 people as late as the early 60's,is an absolute must to visit.The ingenuity of man to create a home out of solid rock is truly awe inspiring and humbling as well. I would suggest a guided walking tour of the area to fully understand the conditions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a cave city where people lived with their livestock and managed to survive in a very harsh environment. It certainly made me feel grateful for my 21C lifestyle. It's one of the most unusual historic sites to visit in Italy.

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