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Sassi di Matera

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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This place is a must to visit, as it is fascinating exploring the cave dwellings and cave church. It is now a Unesco World Heritage Site, but was previously the shame of Italy, as people were dying of hunger and had no electricity or running water until 1952. There are now caves converted into hotels and cafes, but it is... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place to meander round, able to park close by in an underground park, just off the main road. Did not take a guided walk but able to walk round ourselves and see inside the 3 caves at the exhibition area. Well worth a visit.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Free and easily reached, the vista here will knock your socks off! Plenty of great cafes and museums around as well. A great way to kick around an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Our Tour Operator in the OC Interpro Travels( Roberto Torrini ) set up an amazing tour of Puglia Marche and Venice, Italy. We toured up the Adriatic from the "heel" of the boot in May-June of 2015. In the region of Puglia and Baslilcata our Guide Antonella made our journey come alive! At the end of our week with her... 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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