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Address: Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number: +39 329 273 1940
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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The best city ever

After thinking that i've seen it all in the Puglia, south of Italy, i was amazed by this extraordinary breath taking city. Once in the old city, sassi di Matera, I had feeling... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After thinking that i've seen it all in the Puglia, south of Italy, i was amazed by this extraordinary breath taking city. Once in the old city, sassi di Matera, I had feeling that i was brought into the past, evening view is absolutely like in fairy tales. The place that you must not miss once in Italy. Place to... More 

Thank Marija M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I have visited in Italy.I was there with my sister in June and stayed for 3 days.it gets really hot in summer so I'd recommend visiting in spring or fall.Must have:sturdy shoes for trekking in the nearby hills.

Thank Adina N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to try and see the movie in Matera which gives the historical background before you walk around. Really helps understand the place

Thank llkks
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed exploring the Sassi for an afternoon, learning about its fascinating and tragic history and getting lost in the steep and narrow streets. It's very well preserved and to us, didn't feel touristy. In October most of the tourists were Italians. We decided to park our campervan at the viewpoint across the valley from the Sassi, hike down through... More 

Thank pesti13
Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So amazing experience walk in this so picturesque town. People very friendly, food so tasting and so many thugs to visit that show you the Matera's history.

Thank Maryso82
Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

intrigued by this city and by so much about who makes its STONES .... we were a weekend in a beautiful B & B here in barisano rock, the show that is proposed to the visitor is absolutely fantastic, coming from the reality of the city and catapulting 1000 years back and see how this took office the man is... More 

Thank peppe500
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking alongside the stone city is a wonderful experience. You can fell how people was living there, and the way the construction was done in the stones. Prepare your shoes if you want to enjoy this fantastic city.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renato Favilli grew up in a Sassi home so knows the history intimately. His English is excellent and he has a pleasant personality. He gave us a superb 4 hour tour of Matera. We highly recommend him.

Thank NormJoan
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matera is amazing ancient place. Mel Gibson's recent film "The Passion" used Matera as film set. World Heritage Site. I want to visit this place in Winter time by snowing.

Thank Ahmet A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a very good learning experience and i would recommend this to everyone. very insightful into the history of matera

Thank Marian A

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