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Sassi di Matera

#1 of 117 things to do in Matera Features Animals
vico Colangiuli, 14, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: I Due Sassi and the Rupester Churches
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Reviewed today

Unforgettable experience, just walking around and entering the cave dwellings. Were surprised to know that they were inhabited until 1950s.

Thank Nadya S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly, this is not a good area for those with limited mobility. It's a city with lots of uneven flooring, which is also so word the cobbles are slippy under foot.... Especially on the steps! This city, and it's absolutely incredible history is somewhere that,...More

1  Thank robphys
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a tour of the Sassi. Absolutely worth it to see how people lived hundreds of years ago. If you can take a tour with a guide.

1  Thank covertanjou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sassi di Matera is a fantastic place - just step back in time. All of the stones have their own history, you cannot miss Sassi!!

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, I repeat, lovely guided tour to the sassi! So vernacular, so unique... enchanted place to walk around and just admire the history (from Paleolithic to today!) We had a late afternoon tour (18:30!) since this August was particularly hot... and it was perfect since...More

1  Thank Olga B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite extraordinary and surreal. Very hot but well worth a visit. You only need a couple of days to explore but is a really relaxing place. Take gOod shoes to climb up and down the many steps!!

1  Thank Marie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this on our Southern Italy tour and was one of my favorites. This pre-history site is a step back in time - some movies depicting this time in history have been filmed here (eg. Last Passion of Christ). A great place to explore if...More

Thank Jayley09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place a must visit, my husband and I really loved this place. Welcoming, amazing food and incredible buildings caves and architecture. Just stunning

Thank Kate a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historically important town with a unique past that cannot be missed. Fantastic walks around the old town although can be a bit lumpy. Worth the effort in the heat and added bonus on the day we visited was a classic Alfa Romeo car rally in...More

Thank daisyday2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Matera is unique place, one of the three oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, a place where nature and civilization are blended together - a wonderful experience.

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Response from gregoryjoseph | Reviewed this property |
Luigi Mazzoccoli - he was excellent
1 January 2017|
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Response from Corey S | Reviewed this property |
When we arrived to the center we were approached by a local tour guide asking if we would be interested in a tour. We thought it a good idea as we have done it in other cities. The meeting time was 13:00(ish) and started... More
25 November 2016|
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Response from Simona A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara, you can surely bring your dog in Matera. There are hotel and activities yon can enjoy. take a lokk at the wbsite: viaggio con il cane. Regards, Simona