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We take tourist to transform them into temporary citizens, in pure "Matera - European Capital of Culture 2019" spirit. We offer unusual, relaxing but intense tours, to make you feel deeply "materani". For this reason, our guided tours can't last...more
To spend the day with Nicola and Nicola for this tour is a must! I highly recommend it!
Not only was it exciting for me to go back to where my family came from, it was just as amazing to learn and see all that...More
I booked Nicola for an English tour of the Murgia Materana and both my husband and I have been really happy about him! His level of English is excellent and he is very knowledgeable on the area and its history. Because of the good impression...More
Nicola was an amazing guide. His knowledge of the history and culture of Matera informed everything we saw. This was the real thing -- not myths and public relations. Nicola's experiences in archaeology and anthropology informed the tour. But this was not an academic lesson....More
During my vacation I was traveling up and down Italy via Italo Treno and noticed that Matera was the southern most stop on their routes. I did some Googling, found Nicola's website and immediately became intrigued with what I learned to be one of the...More
Today we did a tour of the Sassi areas of Matera. There were five people on the tour and the tour guide, Cosimo, was very knowledgeable and provided excellent information about the history of the Sassi. We visited cave dwellings, cave churches and enjoyed hearing...More
The sassi are ancient caves in which people lived for thousands of years. 157 cave churches were dug out of the limestone. It is an absolute must-see destination. Truly a world wonder. A World Heritage Site since 1993. Splendid.
Nicola gave our group of four an wonderful appreciation of the city and its history. I would highly recommend booking the tour if you plan to visit Matera. The whole idea of negative architecture is interesting and the tour will change the way you think...More
We had an awesome tour with Nicola today. I learned about negative architecture, which is the creation of structure by taking away materials rather than putting them together. He told a story of the creativity and ingenuity of the builders of the caves that are...More
Nicola is a trained archaeologist and native of Matera. He speaks excellent English and gave us a personal and rounded introduction to this extraordinary and fascinating city, taking us to places to which we would not otherwise have had access, and would certainly not have...More
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