Palombaro Lungo

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threedeweys
Delta, Canada1,088 contributions
Unless one has a specific interest in underground water reservoirs, there really isn't much to see here. It is a nice respite from the hot sun but that was about it for us. Fortunately, the tickets weren't expensive.
Written August 6, 2022
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Steve B
Petersfield, UK384 contributions
Friends
A very short experience for 3 euro and a waiting time to enter. If you are in there more than 5 minutes, you have done well. A bit of a let down.
Written June 5, 2022
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Morena M
Montescudaio, Italy145 contributions
Impressive to say the least. Man-made underground cistern to store water. Guided tour , and very interesting also lovely and cool
Written May 19, 2022
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK977 contributions
This is definitely worth a visit - doesn’t take long and is surprisingly impressive, with excellent use of lighting giving some rather unusual interesting photo shots. It’s fascinating that this underground cistern was forgotten for about 100 years and only rediscovered in 1991, and that they are still excavating to create a one - way through path rather than the current in- out through the same door.
The remains of something - church? with frescoes - in between the ticket office and entrance is also worth looking at!
Written April 5, 2022
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,726 contributions
Man-made cave to store the spring water. Surprising that the huge water cistern was not properly discovered till 1991 when the square renovating started and explanation started. At first visited by scuba divers. I did self-guide tour. At the desk you can choose a guide book or leaflet with a wide range of the languages. The entrance 3€, from 13:30 to 15:00 closed for lunch break. For me this was starting point for my day tour of Matera, close to Palombaro Lungo, on the Piazza V.Veneto where is great tourist office with well speaking English staff handing you over great maps and guide books. From nearby balcony just right next to ticket office you have excellent view of Sasso Barisano.
Written November 9, 2021
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Ingwe40
Mechelen, Belgium210 contributions
If you visit Matera try to visit the underground water cistern; it is not a must but it is impressive when you consider that it was completely dug out and plastered by hand.
Written October 18, 2020
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Dakkas S
Isola d'Ischia, Italy65 contributions
Family
The tour was very interesting! The guide very patient. The place well maintained after all these years! There was a time when people knew how to build things to last!
Written January 4, 2020
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Lullah
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
We went to visit. It does look interesting, but note that it is currently closed (from 1 Oct) for installation of lighting. Give the tourist office a bell before you make the trip.
Written October 4, 2019
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Rachel M
nicosia42 contributions
Couples
The place is stunning and the English speaking guide was very interesting. Strongly recommended....the largest underground cistern in the world.
Written September 26, 2019
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Sebastian S
London, UK112 contributions
Friends
There have been some grumbles about this tour. Not from us. To get the chance to explore a vast, former water cistern which has only been open to tourists since 2011, tondiscover the sheer scale of the “city under the city” was rather amazing. And the story of how they drained it, stopped all the springs and found all the buckets that the people of Matera had lost all down the centuries was fascinating. The guide told the story well, I thought his English was clear, and he left loads of time for questions at the end. Yes agreed, it is not disabled-accessible but a fascinating and worthwhile tour. Picture looking up shows the architecturally sensitive way the stairs have been put in.
Written September 26, 2019
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