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First time to matera, its a great place to visit They have tours in Italian and a couple with... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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Well worth a visit

This was very informative tour which lasted around 30 minutes explaining how the underground water... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very informative tour which lasted around 30 minutes explaining how the underground water system started, how it worked, how much litres of water it used to hold and how they discovered it. It’s located in main square of the Sassi. Costs around 6...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

The cistern is huge and has an interesting history. The guide relates the story very well. It’s not a long tour but you understand Matera’s underground better by the end.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

First time to matera, its a great place to visit They have tours in Italian and a couple with English (i toke the 3:30 pm tour.. was lucky since i was the only one in the tour) and its a great underground place where spring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We didn't know about this until visiting another site, but walked over and were lucky enough to get an English-speaking tour without reservations. The history and depth of this site is amazing, and we were only sorry that the new exhibit/tour hadn't opened yet. Will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Such an interesting and informative visit to the Palombaro Lungo. It takes around 25 minutes and you need to book it with a day or a few hours in advance because tours sell out pretty quickly (you can only go inside with a tour). There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

when diving in the caves of Palombaro Lungo we understand a little of our past life. Difficulties to live, eat and why not survive. Through a guided tour very well structured, for an hour visitameos the cave and watch a video with history of Matera....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SergioRPereira
Foscus, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palombaro Lungo, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

You are reviewingthe wrong site. This is the Palombaro Lungo in the main Square. We show no videos and no difficulties of the past.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

The tour was very well organized and very informative, both about the Palombaro Lungo itself and the history of Matera in general. The space is unusual and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul J
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This was a surprising and fascinating visit to a site that really has to be seen to be believed! Very informative presentation by the guide that brings the group down. A visit to Matera really must include this marvellous engineering wonder!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank humdrum2
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

I have no particular interest in cisterns or water supplies but I found this short tour completeley riveting - as did our children 6 & 10. For 20 minutes we escaped the scorching heat and learned a great deal about Matera and its history. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank richandb
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is an excellent tour. It takes you down into the cisterns which were dug out to provide water for the inhabitants of the city. A magnificent cathedral like structure you can still see marks on the ceiling where inhabitants have lost their buckets in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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August 28, 2018|
Response from HvPssptWilTrvl | Reviewed this property |
Buy your ticket the day you visit, tours are frequent.
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Foscus | Property representative |
Si, tutti i tour hanno il numero chiuso. Pertanto i biglietti vanno presi il prima possibile, direttamente in biglietteria.
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