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Sassi di Matera

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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
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I have really enjoyed the nice walk I have done after my dinner. I was on business in Bari and surely the trip was worth to see Matera! Very very enviroment. I would certainly to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have really enjoyed the nice walk I have done after my dinner. I was on business in Bari and surely the trip was worth to see Matera! Very very enviroment. I would certainly to cpme again, maybe during daylight. ;)

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just stay 2 nights and enjoed amaizing place!Fra Sassi hotel beautiful place to stay in old town.Will recomend for everibady!

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New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Seeing the Sassi both from the center of Matera and from a walk through the town is breathtaking. The Sassi are ancient cave dwellings, and they have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The cave houses are mixed in with stunning cathedrals, and the biblical landscapes brought many film directors here to film their movies: Mel Gibson's film about... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique place that is well worth a visit, especially with a tour to explain how the city came to life over the centuries

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In other words these were caves where poor people used to live. Not very attractive in my opinion. Mostly if travelling with young children, as to visit there are a lot of stairs. However, for who is interested, there is a very good tourist information where guided tours are offered.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing ,unique and very welcoming City. Wondering around the well lit cobbled streets in the evening was beautiful , very good restaurants , bars and cafés although low season still had a good atmosphere. Weather much better than we thought for November. Hope it doesn't get touristy as beautiful .

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Italy don't miss this magical place. Every fact you discover impress you about how people could build these caves, live in them until very recently etc. a Must visit!

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think there is anything similar to this amazing site anywhere in Europe. The closest thing that comes to mind is Petra in Jordan. The combination of the sassi, nature and the wonderful people of Matera is worth every second of your time. I just wish we had more than a couple of hours to see it. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to imagine what was described fifty years ago as the shame of Italy now that it has , inevitably , become so gentrified but nevertheless very well worth seeing . A few caves have been turned into small museums to show something of what life in these dwellings was like but without the smells and squalor that there must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Matera with a couple of hours to see the sights before heading on to our next destination. We found a small tourist office at the outskirts of the sassi area and were lucky to engage Cosi (Cosimo) as a guide. He is a native of Matera who knows and loves the town and the sassi. He generously... More 

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