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Sassi di Matera

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75100, Matera, Italy
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“cave dwellings” (62 reviews)
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75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Very hard walk for folks not sure-footed and/or easily out of breath. Extremely difficult for orienteers due to the many layers, poor maps and insufficient location marks

Thank ramsay_bocuse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sassi di Matera is Unesco’s World Heritage Site and fully deserved so. It is amazing place, for centuries homes for people cut out in caves. Today, some of the are used as B&B

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worthwhile hiring a local guide to better understand the history and culture of the Sasso Caveoso (ancient cave dwellings on the river side of Matera). My group hired Antonio Manicone (Matera Tour Guide Company) for a 3-hour tour. He was excellent, very knowledgeable and...More

Thank jandc8491
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in Italy any where near Matera I highly recommend a visit to the Sassi di Matera. The history goes back 10's of thousands of years. It's not just a story about people living in poverty...it is so much richer, deeper, and more...More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Why visit Matera if you're not going to take the time to tour this incredible historical site. If possible use a local guide who will certainly expand your awards of the UNESCO site.

Thank jjflan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Most definitely a must see if you visit Bari, as from the central station to Matera it's only 1 1/2 hours - well worth it. Beautiful city, filled with local cuisine and small souvenir shops. Breath taking views from all of the viewing terraces.

Thank Veronica C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is impossible to describe the place, but it worth to spend at least a couple of days in this beautiful area of Italy, especially because there are so many thinks to visit around that you can plan a weekend visiting lots of different attractions...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's fabulous to see a place brought back to life and Matera is definitely that....it has a wonderful charm and a must see

Thank Louisab47
Reviewed 4 days ago

Matera is a beautiful town, full of winding paths, stairs, ramps, cobblestones, hidden doorways, and quiet niches. This place is only going to grow in popularity, so the sooner you visit the better! Really, the activity here is wandering the streets and absorbing the atmosphere,...More

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well astounding is the word. Quite beautiful even though it's a bad part of Italian history. The cave houses and the setting are astonishing in a lovely gorge. The 3euro entry into a cave house as it was in the 1950s is well worth it....More

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July 5, 2017|
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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