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Sassi di Matera

Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ancient neighbourhood, known as sassi, is a series of grottoes, caverns and caves carved out of limestone, located on the other side of edge. Can be reached with 15 min driving. The best photoshoting point. Unforgivable views of the city. Must see place in...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never seen anything like this. A must see once in a lifetime. With a toddler the stroller is absolutely not practical. Bring a backpack or something else :-)

Thank Fabio C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place deserves to be Patrimonio dell'Unesco as well as capital of the culture 2019. Fantastic from every point of view, ideal for couples...

Thank Stefano N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The rock caves called Sassi were well worth a visit. There are interesting rock churches and rock structures. The town is a Unesco world heritage site. People lived in these rock dwellings until the 1950's. This is a very picturesque place, very different. I highly...More

Thank 999wanderlust
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful opportunity to see how our ancestors lived in the not too distant past. Stunning to the eye and incomprehensible to the brain as to how people could have lived in such conditions. Amazing ingenuity to see when you visit the massive...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two Sassi's in Matera, each facing the other, both tumbling downhill. The streets are narrow and crooked, full of stairs and paved with stones worn slippery from centuries of wear. There are three churches of significance and some minor sights but the real...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other than Matera being a wonderful example of Italianate architecture this is the real reason to visit Matera. The Sassi are caves that were inhabited by the poor of Matera until the mid 20th century. The story of the caves is fascinating, sad, appalling in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the European Capital of culture2019 and really worth a visit. We did a guided walking tour which was very informative and interesting. We saw a rock church from the inside and a flat, too, where people lived together with animals up to 1975!!!!...More

Thank YvonneK474
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Casa was just around the corner from this amazing sight. Never seen anything like it before, houses and churches built into the rock, steps and alleyways, like a maze, twists and turns. Even better when the sun is going down as the hue of...More

Thank p0ndskipper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Matera, this is a must see. Beautiful place, full of history and amazing architecture.

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Response from gregoryjoseph | Reviewed this property |
Luigi Mazzoccoli - he was excellent
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Corey S | Reviewed this property |
When we arrived to the center we were approached by a local tour guide asking if we would be interested in a tour. We thought it a good idea as we have done it in other cities. The meeting time was 13:00(ish) and started... More
November 25, 2016|
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Response from Simona A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara, you can surely bring your dog in Matera. There are hotel and activities yon can enjoy. take a lokk at the wbsite: viaggio con il cane. Regards, Simona