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Ranked #1 of 37 attractions in Matera
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #2 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #3 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: Through a quiet path, among vineyards and wheat fields, you reach the Crypt of Original Sin. This exceptional cave church... more » Owner description: Through a quiet path, among vineyards and wheat fields, you reach the Crypt of Original Sin. This exceptional cave church represents one of the oldest examples of the rupestrian art of Southern Italy. Its extraordinary cycle of frescoes, made five hundred years before Giotto, illustrates scenes from the Old and New Testament. For its theological value and artistic pictorial compendium, the cave-church has been called the 'Sistine Chapel' of the rupestrian wall painting. « less
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Ranked #5 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: According to the World Heritage site, "Matera's Sassi are the best surviving and most complete examples of rock-cut... more » Owner description: According to the World Heritage site, "Matera's Sassi are the best surviving and most complete examples of rock-cut settlement in the Mediterranean region. They have been developed in close harmony with the natural environments." « less
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Ranked #6 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Museums
Owner description: The "Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina" (Museum-workshop of the Peasant Culture) of Matera has been realized by Mr.... more » Owner description: The "Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina" (Museum-workshop of the Peasant Culture) of Matera has been realized by Mr. Donato Cascione and it’s managed by the homonym cultural association. It currently has an extension of 500 m2: in its definitive realization it will comprehend the double of the actual area and it will be completed with the workshops, where young people can learn the ancient jobs (cartapestaio, potter, basket-maker, etc.). The exhibition halls preparation has been preceded by years of targeted gathering of daily use objects and tools of various jobs that were the foundation of the economic and social life in the "Sassi" town. A fundamental criterion has inspired the setting out of the environments: the museum didn't had to be a cold exposition of objects but a reconstruction of environments as close as possible to reality, and therefore rooms alive, pleasant, with care for details, where nothing is casual, where young people can have a meaningful contact with the past. The operational phase of the preparation, has been preceded by the study of the most meaningful texts of the "peasant literature", and it has been supported by the enthusiastic consultation of elderly, that lived this history themselves and whose testimony is full of details from personal experience. « less
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Ranked #8 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Aqvaworld is an exclusive multifunctional Club located in Matera focused on Wellness. The Club has six pools heated up to 32°... more » Owner description: Aqvaworld is an exclusive multifunctional Club located in Matera focused on Wellness. The Club has six pools heated up to 32° C and has been designed on the purpose of using only one element: water. A vertical structure built on five levels, each one has different areas: Swim, Fitness, Medical Wellness, Scuba Diving, Beauty Farm, Solarium with an open-air swimming pool, Entertainment, Travel, Shops and Services. Aqvaworld is perfect for families all day long and for relax week end. « less
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Ranked #9 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Museums
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Ranked #11 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This church is carved into a huge rock pinnacle jutting from the lip of a gorge.
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Ranked #13 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Museums
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Ranked #17 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Ranchs; Landmarks
Owner description: They say that those who are riding does not have feet on the ground and from the saddle, can be seen more easily a better... more » Owner description: They say that those who are riding does not have feet on the ground and from the saddle, can be seen more easily a better world. Our world is made of nature, genuine and simple joy. A few kilometers from the city of stones, Unesco World Heritage Site, WWF oasis of San Giuliano, wetland of international importance for aquatic fauna, and the Parco della Murgia Matera, one of the most spectacular rocky landscapes of Italy, the 'El (s) dorado Ranch was founded with the intent to create a happy haven to live carelessly her love for horses and make new interesting friends. « less
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Ranked #21 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #25 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 37 attractions in Matera
Category: Museums
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