Materasum Ipogeo
Materasum Ipogeo
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Matera Sum ipogeo is a place where space and time stop to tell you the history. traditions and culture mix of one of the most ancient cities in the world. pure emotion from the depths of the earth
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Luis Enrique C
Brasilia, DF52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Magnificent underground structure. It was practically an underground neighborhood, which included housing cisterns, granaries, furnace, crypt, etc. The ticket costs 5 euros, they will provide you with an audio guide that will explain everything you are going to visit in the underground.
Written June 15, 2020
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Francesco
Matera, Italy100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
I have lived in Matera for 25 years and didn't know most of the things that I learnt during my 40 minutes visit to the Materasum Ipogeo!
The site is located underground, since the new city was built on top of the ruins. I won't spoil anything for you, but the underground path is really long and amazes at every corner.
Before the visit there is a short 5 minute introduction video (in Italian, with English subtitles) to the city and to the underground, after that you're free to roam in the underground ruins, where everything is explained with detail on panels in Italian, English, French and Japanese.
Written October 16, 2017
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adammilly
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Subtle signage leads to an unpromising looking downwards staircase. We were met by the curator, who, courtesy of Google translate, gave us a warm welcome and explanation. The extensive cave system extends way under the city. Many photos along the way show it when it was rediscovered and works to excavate it. And sign boards explain its layout and all that went on there. Worth a trip.
Written February 16, 2019
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JChua
Singapore, Singapore895 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Visited this site right after visiting the Cistern below the Piazza (3 euros) and immediately felt disappointed!!! Besides a short video in English, the rest are caves, arches & niches. Finished this site in about 15 mins and thought the charge of 7 euros is excessive!!! Think 3 euros would be more reasonable & acceptable. If short of time, can give this site a miss as you will not miss much ….
Written March 2, 2023
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we are sorry that the visit did not leave you any suggestions, it is not possible to please everyone and we do not all have the same tastes. the price of 7 euros is the same as other sites of the same size and interest
Written March 24, 2023
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Stamos A
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
it s 2019!not having a simple english translation to the acoustic guide offered only in italian does not only underestimates the value of the place but also shows a huge disrespect to all the foreigner tourists and a deep lack of touristic culture
Written July 7, 2019
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lizelou1
Derbyshire, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
The owner of the B&B I stayed in recommended I visited here, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a little off the beaten track and down a side street but google maps found it no problem.
A really interesting underground system of caves with written descriptions in several languages giving you great insight into how the civilians of Matera used to live. I was lucky enough to visit when there was also an art instillation which added to the enjoyment of my visit.
Written September 23, 2019
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alacranguapa
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This network of underground chambers has a fascinating history. When the current owner bought the house above a few years ago, some of them formed its cellar, while the rest had become reduced to narrow tunnels by the accumulation of earth and rubble since the baroque town was built on top in the 18th century. They were then dug out by hand over a period of years, revealing a complex of chambers that have had multiple possible uses over the millenia, as houses, ice cellars, markets and merchants' store rooms, a church, a mill... with a little bit of effort it is possible to imagine the changing community that for thousands of years existed in this troglodyte settlement.
Written October 29, 2018
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Paul S
London, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
Well, I eventually found it, down a side street....
When I went down I was met by the curator who is a great character, he gives you a translation of the visit in English on his phone, before a movie showing life in Matera past. You are then free to wander the damp caverns and imagine what life must of been like for the people here up until after WW2!
Amazing that they still lived this way.
Matera has many places to see, but this is a must if you like history!
Great escape from the hot sun too!
Written October 6, 2018
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Gayterman
Buxton, UK196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This place is not easy to find, but is very close to the Palumbaro Lungo, down a narrow alleyway. It consists of a whole series of relatively recently excavated caves, linked together by walkways, and set in context by interpretation boards. The visit starts off with a video (in Italian with English subtitles), after which you can wonder round at your leisure.

This attraction is totally different to the Palumbaro Lungo, which is a cistern, and also to the other ‘sassi’ underground museums, which are in my opinion far too sanitised.

It’s excellent value for money and gives a much better insight into the dark and dank world of the real sassi. I would definitely recommend it.
Written June 15, 2018
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Anka
Timisoara, Romania687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
I was very impressed... you go down to 12 m... and see the chamber used to keep the ice! 5€/person and audio guide in Italian and english!
Written August 29, 2019
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