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Sassi di Matera

Address: 75100 Matera, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Matera
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you are near Matera you must go. It feels like living in biblical times ( I was there during the living Natvity), but with excellent pizza! If you love architecture, history or unique regional tradition the Sassi has it all. Wonderful craftsman selling gorgeous, high quality wares, delicious and uniquely regional foods, charming and warm people abound!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

amazing place! spirit of history! sun.. stones.... great people... one of favourite town in Italy! visited several times and will back again and again and again !!!!

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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We liked everything!! Matera is unique! Traditons, Culture & Scenery! The local food & wines are very good,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been to Matera once before and wanted to go back again. The old section, Sassi di Matera, is really cool. People here had lived in caves until around 1950's when the government deemed it unsanitary for livestock, cooking, and raising a family all stayed in one cave. So, everyone moved out. Slowly, people came back and renovated some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was looking for a long weekend destination. There was a cheap flight landing in Bari - I had never heard of Bari. I looked what I could do in the area and found Lecce and Matera. Lecce is very nice but Matera blew our minds. It is so different and beautiful in its bareness. Mel Gibson chose it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well, I have to admit it: I really couldn't imagine such a spectacular views! I could have been watching them and the landscape around them for hours! Take a step inside, and feel free to lose yourself between the little streets, whose Old Matera is made of!

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My partner and I went there for the night of the Presepe Vivente. Too bad I did not have a decent camera. Nevertheless it felt like coming back in time, surrounded by ancient ruins of the old Bethlehem. This part of Matera (called Sassi) looks almost surreal, dug in rocks and still perfectly preserved (people still lives inside these houses).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Matera is a very unique city... It's something that you will only see in Italy. I visited during the night and to see the 'Sassi' by night is an experience to be remembered. The photos that you take are not enough... This is something you need to see to believe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Traces of dramatic life of poor families in a unic enviroment, today presented as a terrific scenario

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

10000 years of history. Caverns immersed in a beuaitful park (parco della Murgia ), 12 th century churches set in caverns, a town that looks how the world really looked like a thousand year ago. No Wonder that some of the most renowned film directors chose matera as an ideal set to film their movies. Restaurant ans hotels are awsome... More 

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