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Materasum Ipogeo

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Recinto XX Settembre 7, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 366 285 9653
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Stamos A
Reviewed May 30, 2019

This place is not well advertised and it could be a lot better than it is if they did guided tours. They have the option of an audio guide and there are written explanations but it is could be far better with an actual guide.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

An independent history meets contemporary culture for 2019. its smal but wellin expensive and well inforrmed f you arevisiting the city i would include it in your itinerary.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jann582015
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

This site is well worth the visit. It reveals the vestiges of Matera’s underground caves used as dwellings, shrines, storage, and cisterns to collect water. An audioguide is included and provides useful explanations of each cave area and how inhabitants lived. Tour lasts about 40...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Lalibelulleurbaine
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank adammilly
Reviewed October 29, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank alacranguapa
Reviewed October 6, 2018

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....More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We'd read about this place on TripAdvisor and dropped in on a Sunday morning, when we had the place to ourselves. We received a very friendly greeting and, with no other tourists there, a long chat ... not only about the site. But this is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Companion308751
Reviewed June 27, 2018

This cave complex (let's call it MI) was home to a large number of cave dwellers. They have a mill, which is recognizable, cisterns, meeting or worship areas and sleeping areas. The space had been filled in with rubble and the current owners (i believe...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Mac M
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We went to Matera Sum on a Saturday in June and has the place almost to ourselves. Amazing and interesting excavation, and the kids also enjoyed looking for fossilized shells in the ceiling, of which we found many. Adults enjoyed the informative information in English,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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