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Address: Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number: 3292731940
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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: I Due Sassi and the Rupester Churches
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A testament to humanity

Seeing the dwellings that comprise Sassi di Matera is an inspiring experience. We spent the entire day walking through the ancient caves that have housed people for 2,700 years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 3 days in and around Matera. The old city and Sassi of Matera is a feast for the eyes and the camera. It was fascinating to visit the recreation of a Sassi (cave) set up the way families used to live. You can visit ancient cave churches from the 10th centiry with frescos on the rock still vibrant... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only visited this place because my friends name is Matera but the place really was a it surprise. The old city was fantastic to look at and we spent ages walking around the network of streets. This would be a great place to spend a long weekend and maybe next time we will.

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Thank SLKmaniac
Hampshire, England
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545 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A really picturesque and lovely place to visit. The views are stunning day and night and the Sassi extremely interesting Well worth seeing despite may other southern Italy attractions

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Thank Mike48
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing the dwellings that comprise Sassi di Matera is an inspiring experience. We spent the entire day walking through the ancient caves that have housed people for 2,700 years. Read about the Sassi, then see for yourself. Make sure you go to the belvedere that overlooks the city and if you can hike around and look for surprises.

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Thank JimVag
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the really impressive places in all Europe to visit...... Forget maps, wear good walking shoes, visit, and enjoy. It is magnificent. This was the modern world of the First Century, amazingly preserved, and if a few Roman gladiators walked by, then some 12th Century monks ..... Neither would be out of place. Its a 10/10.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in a cave, but gave up driving trying to find it. Instead parked up and found a taxi! You'll understand why when you visit. It is a labyrinth of very narrow streets rising to the top layer only accessible by many stairs. The history is amazing it's incredible to know people were living in the caves with... More 

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Thank jane53England
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

must see, INCOMPARABLE , really authentic, feels like you are living back in time. great scenery , you can enjoy fascinating sunset colors ,dicovery,, great walks,, shooting of Ben Hur film there...

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Thank Rita S
suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing, fascinating town, one of the most unusual we've visited. It consists of houses, churches, hotels and businesses all of which are caves built into the rocky hillside. The soft sandstone dug out was then used to face the buildings. Stepped areas grew in the hillside as more caves were dug, so many cave buildings in the areas known... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing can prepare you for the enormity and extent of this unique area. The reality that these homes were used until the 1950's is remarkable. Needless to say they have been renovated to today's standards. Totally different to anywhere else. A Must see

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk,discover,leave your map and just follow your feet here: there will be never something wrong that you do or see.everywhere you will be satisfied and happy to what you are watching. I simply love this place

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