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Address: Matera, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 08351766070
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Walk back into history

I cant quite find the words to describe this - it is difficult to comprehend that you are in a european country in the 21st century when you look around at the buildings, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Colchester
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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The sassi is the old town, which is the main reason for visiting old Matera. To get to it involves going down a lot of steps as the original town was built on the sides of a gorge. Our visit coincided with a very hot day, which made it more of a challenge. It was however worth it to see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cant quite find the words to describe this - it is difficult to comprehend that you are in a european country in the 21st century when you look around at the buildings, the streets and the cave dwellings - i can only describe it as walking backwards through time and I loved every minute of it. Each corner turned... More 

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Bal Harbour, Fl
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get here before the crowds arrive in 2019, when Matera will be a European Cultural Capital. In addition to the historic Sassi, the main square is great and has a cool vibe.

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Thank LBBalHarbour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I havw been there on a school trip more than 30 years ago. This place is a UNESCO world site heritage were you can see trace from the paleolitic age/Cave man era.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a sight to behold. The place is fascinating and it feels as if you are literally walking through history when you explore both the Barisano and sassi districts. There are a number of guides you can hire to look around individually or in groups or you can do your own thing and follow the markers that highlight tourist... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent half a day wandering around this cave village. Amazing place - everywhere u look is a photo opp. Don't miss! Can see it is difficult for disabled travellers though - and the cave church u have to pay to go in.

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Thank 3638grace
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an interesting neighborhood and sight to see. You could wander around for a whole day visiting the churches and the shops and I would encourage you to.

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Thank Lizz H
Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to visti One Time in the life! During the Night with the darkness it is really something special to admire. We spent several minutes.....!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it so much, a camera's dream, but head there quick before it becomes mainstream! Make an extra effort to stay in Sassi (preferably at a cave hotel) and not just Matera. Friendly people, great food, and so much history! One of the best parts of my 7 week Italy trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is totally unique and a really beautiful small town.The view is simply amazing and every nook and corner of the city takes you back in history. Plenty to see or explore here and definitely worth a visit.

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