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Sassi di Matera

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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 08351766070
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Beautiful city! Must see

I went here in early October and it was lovely. I have also been in August and the heat was unbearable so sightseeing was difficult (and I'm a sun junkie so can handle hot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
rachwel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here in early October and it was lovely. I have also been in August and the heat was unbearable so sightseeing was difficult (and I'm a sun junkie so can handle hot weather), I'd definitely recommend going outside of mid summer for this reason. Probably September would be ideal.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here a half day. As soon as I got into this area, we were sent to another world. It is incredible how the ancient people could create such a city. It will be good to visit here in combination with a visit to Alberobello, one hour drive away from here.

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Torrance
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had made Matera a definite destination during our 3 week tour through Sicily and Italy and it was probably the high point of our travels. We took a guided tour through the old "sassi" that is a must for any visitor who really wants to find out the unbelievable story of the people who lived here for 10,000 years.... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'Sassi' is the original ancient-city area of Matera with its cave houses. There is quite a lot of walking plus ascending and descending steps required to get from the 'newer' part of Matera if you want to really see this area. It is certainly worthwhile because it is possible to see inside some of the cave houses and churches, plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this area last August and were blown away by the scenery, history and general wow factor. A must see town if you are in the region. Lots of hidden gems to find in amongst the Sassi. Some great value and superb quality restaurants. Can't wait to visit again and rightly deserves being selected as the 2019 European Culture... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible ancient city built in caves. Some of the original living areas have been preserved-others have been converted into state of the art living and vacation areas. This is for those who can walk and climb -not at all for those who need assistance. There are steps and long walks to everything. Wonderful restaurants and beautiful churches-I would do it... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found Matera interesting for a variety of reasons. First, it is a perfect place to all photographers. Sort of "my dream come true" sites. It is like a gigantic movie location. Whatever you look at is just perfect for a shot. Second, this ancient location is fascinating to all urban scientists. Thanks to its location on hills it shows... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stunning town with amazing views. Very interesting history and culture, absolutely worth the trip. I highly recommend a guided tour and a visit to the local museum, this will help understanding the local history.

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Haifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visited Matera on a cold day of January. Still the place is amazing and walking in the streets of the old city, looking into the houses that were built over caves was very interesting. It was worth the four hours round trip we made!

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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My girlfriend and I traveled to Matera in July. We wanted to explore this unique UNESCO site and are glad we did. It turns out this is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in Europe. Due to the surrounding caves, human settlement dates back tens of thousands of years. Fascinating and beautiful place. We did a private tour which... More 

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