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Address: Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3205350910
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Sassi Caves is much more than caves

We were staying in a timeshare condo in Nova Siri, Italy, when one of the other guests came back very excited after visiting the "Sassi caves." We were in Italy for almost a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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West Sand Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were staying in a timeshare condo in Nova Siri, Italy, when one of the other guests came back very excited after visiting the "Sassi caves." We were in Italy for almost a month and saw all the major tourist sights in Rome and elsewhere, but Sassi caves was the most amazing of all of them. The caves were carved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a unique and wonderful place full of history. Stone churches and original cave dwellings to visit. Little streets to walk with artisan shops. Nice restaurants wonderful food made from local produce. Highly recommended

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cant believe people lived in the caves like that only a half century ago. Great stop on our way to sorrento. Would definitely take at least a half day out of your trip to visit. My 10 year old daughter appreciates plumbing a little more now.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

i had very good time ,nice view, good food very friedly persones,intrresting walking everything very good

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I ve been many times in Italy ,but my first in Matera . I'D LIKE EVERYTHING .History,nature food ,people

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Matera for the most part is an undiscovered jewel in Southern Italy. Not many American tourists which is refreshing but once Rick Steves brings his film crew to Matera things will change and probably not for the better!!! Get out of Rome and forget a third visit to Florence and head for Matera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Unusual setting of caves lived in for over 7,000 years! Somewhat similar to caves of Indians in Western United States.

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Gergei, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The winding stone stairways, intrigueing especially for photographers and anyone interested in architecture and archeology! If you are one of these people don't lose any time getting there before the hoards of tourists arrive in 2019, as Matera has been selected as the cultural capital of Italy for that year. I just returned from there, certainly not my first -or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I can't even try to put my words down to explain what to expect. This is like Venice should be. Fewer rip off artists and a genuine feeling of caring from the locals. We did the passagiatta every night. And tried to speak as little English as we could. during the day we explored the sassi, the town is truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I loved the mystical feel of the ancient town and how the local inhabitants take such pride in the restorations that they have done. The local folks are kind, gracious, and very generous in spirt. Like no other place I have been before.

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