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Book before from the piazza and be very careful when they call for your tour as we nearly missed it. We entered after the group had started as we didn’t hear the call. We really enjoyed our very short tour in the Palombaro Lungo and...More
The tour take as many people as show up, thus if you are in the back, independent if you speak Italian as is our case, it is hard to listen plus our guide was just reciting his story and never could or attempt to answer...More
Date of experience: June 2019
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Foscus, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palombaro Lungo, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019
Dear sir, you are completely wrong. Each tour has got a limited number, as you can read in the boards outside or just in the other reviews here. Even if you could have waited for the english tour, you decided to take part in the...More
The ingenuity and strength of the water system is really worth a look. Especially on a hot day as it is soo cool inside. The guide was very interesting and spoke Italian and English so all could understand.
What a terrible experience from the start. A rude, unfriendly and gruff man sitting in the ticket box (seriously why is this guy working in tourism?!), informed us that they did not offer tours in English like we were asking the most heinous of questions...More
Date of experience: May 2019
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Foscus, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palombaro Lungo, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019
Hello. We are sorry you did not enjoy the visit. However we have boards in four languages, including english, where you can read how visits work. The tour must be guided and can not be self-guided for specific regulations. In any case every single person...More
Definitely worth the visit. Guide only spoke Italian (I speak Italian but felt that the other visitors may have felt left out but a pamphlet in English was given). The guide was very good and presented everything with a bit of passion.
Take the time for visiting Palombaro Lungo:for only 30’ visit , you can get a grasp of living up to 1940. Interesting information shared by the experienced guides and incredible architectural piece in “negative” where you shape the forms by taking out rather than building...More
As we wandered around Matera for several days, someone told us to not skip the Palombaro Lungo. You can take a tour (also in English) at set times. The tour takes around 25 minutes. The tour guide was very pleasant to listen to. He could...More
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