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“Antonio is an excellent guide! Deep knowledge of the Sassi, perfect English and a great sense of humor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Matera Tour Guide

Matera Tour Guide
Ranked #1 of 34 Tours in Matera
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Owner description: Matera Tour Guide, with Antonio Manicone and Eleonora Sansone (local guides), provides tourist consulting and high professional tourist services, especially guided tours. Our proposals for customised tours and cultural routes are addressed also to groups and schools.
Omaha, Nebraska
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“Antonio is an excellent guide! Deep knowledge of the Sassi, perfect English and a great sense of humor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I took a two hour tour of the Sassi with Antonio and learned so much about the geology and history of the area! His understanding of the area, both ancient and modern, is fantastic. I can't recommend him highly enough. It is well worth the small fee. Start with him then explore on your own.

Visited April 2013
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Lake Worth, Florida
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“Experience Matera with a guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

We spent only 24 hours in Matera and wanted to get as much information about the area in a short time. We did a two hour sassi city tour with Antonio. We learned a great deal in a short period with him. We were able to wander the city afterwards with new appreciation. We had scheduled a trek to the gorge but the spring rains did not allow...

Visited March 2013
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“What an amazing guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Antonio was a super guide. I found his company online, silly me should have checked here first, he replied promptly to my initial email and arranged to meet at our hotel on our first morning. It couldn't have worked better. Antonio was prompt, knowledgeable and good fun. His obvious love of the area is immediatly apparent. We learnt a lot and our time with him enabled us to explore the rest of the Sassi with confidence.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Cannot recommend highly enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

My partner and I have just had a week in Matera, We did 2 tours with Antonio, the first was a Sassi tour and the second a trek in the Gorge. Both were fantastic. Antonio has excellent and detailed local knowledge which gave us a great insight into the area and culture that you just could not gain from guide books or people that are not local to the area. Antonio was very accomodating and made the experience very memorable. Make sure you book with him directly and not through your hotel, it is much easier and cheaper. Both tours were very reasonably priced and extremely good value for money. If you are going to Matera, this is something you should not miss!

Visited March 2013
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“Licensed, Educated, Local and Very Accomodating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Antonio was recommended by the Basiliani Hotel and our family is very fortunate. My wife and 20-month old boy have a wonderful time learning about the history of Matera. He is an excellent tour guide, very respectful and engaging. I have already recommended his tour to a co-worker looking for a weekend trip.

Visited February 2013
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