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Address: Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3292731940
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Half-day Private Tour From Bari to Matera and Sassi
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Discover Matera Walking Tour
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Matera e-bike Tour

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A must see when visiting Matera

My first view of the Sassi in Matera was at dusk and image was quite breath taking. It is quite hilly/steep in places, but can easily be viewed from many of the viewing points... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
dobberdad
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first view of the Sassi in Matera was at dusk and image was quite breath taking. It is quite hilly/steep in places, but can easily be viewed from many of the viewing points around the town. Buy a local Sassi book and tour the area yourself, taking your time, the area is steeped in history and its hard to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I have been traveling around Italy in a van and prior to going to Matera we were in Sicily and were very disappointed. Matera was our first stop back on the main land and after arriving and walking now to the first view point we were taken back by how magnificent Matera sassi are. When than spent... More 

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful guide arranged via Insight Vacations. This place is a must see if you are in southern Italy. To learn about the history of this location, a guide is a must.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had never heard of Matera, let alone the sassi of Matera, however people were telling us it was really worth a visit. So once we were in Bari it was only a matter of an hour away by car. We drove to Matera which was not a particularly exciting or charming town in Italy, but then drove through the town,... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had no idea of the history and we chose Matera randomly for one night's stay, travelling by car from south Puglia to Bari, but what a jaw-dropping experience to visit this city and discover the Sassi, simply breath-taking. We stayed in the old city center and could cover the important sights and places by foot. No photos can justify... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We debated taking a tour. Instead we got a walking map from the hotel and saw the sights. It was great. Make your way to Casa Grotta - a actual cave showing how people lived. Very informative. Get the tickets for the 3 churches that are recommended to see - frescoes are beautiful

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the lovely Angela as a guide (booked by our hotel, Sextantio). Her English was excellent and she was a very clear, knowledgable and interesting guide. We explored the broader Sassi area and took in the highlights. The climbing up and down was relatively easy but glad we had sunhat and suncream. As the morning went on, so the... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a magical trip..the city is great and people are so nice as well...we had a 4 hours walk in the city, you need to have good shoes as there are hills to walk! But it is really worth makiing the detour to visit the town!

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've visited also similar places in the Balkan Peninsula and were impressed also of what we discovered inside the ancient caves in Matera. Sassi is definitely worthwhile at least a full day visit. Enjoy!

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Thank IonutBucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No words can describe this incredible human creation. It's like a living sculpture in a frame made of green and stony hills. Wind and running clouds complete the magnificent picture. And you can live in it. It's magical. A true work of art.

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