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Belvedere Murgia Timone

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Parco Murgia: Eco-Bus Open Top (official tour)

1. Parco Murgia: Eco-Bus Open Top (official tour)

With a sightseeing bus you will reach the panoramic viewpoint par excellence, called Murgia Timone, from which you will enjoy a breathtaking view of Sassi districts. A tour leader who will show you the sights along the way. After a short tour around the city, we will stop in Belvedere of Murgia Timone for 30 minutes, where you will walk on ancient paths to discover caves inhabited since the Stone Age and get close to one of the 150 rock churches in the area to see wonderful frescoes. Moreover, you will be enraptured by the scents and smells of plants that grow on the park such as thyme, savory and many others. If you are lucky you will also see flying over the area some specimens of Falco Grillaio, a typical species of the Murgia area. Your way back to our venue will be enriched by a tour leader with anecdotes and traditions of the city of Sassi.

Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

2. Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

Step back in time with this guided tour of Matera. Discover an ancient cemetery. Explore caves where people used to live. Hike along alpine paths to the Porta Pistola. Cross the Ponte Tibetano to reach the Belvedere Timone Murgia and its sweeping views.Meet in Piazzetta Pascoli before heading to the Barbarian Cemetery. Learn the history of the Lombard peoples who once lived in Matera. Stroll the streets of the old town to the Sassi caves. They served as homes from the Stone Age until the 1950s. Find a souvenir at a shop in the former cliff-dwellings. Descend into the Gravina gorge at Porta Pistola. Hike the same paths as members of the Italian Alpine Club. Enjoy a waterfall’s torrent as you cross the Gravina along a suspension bridge to Murgia.Spend some time to take in the panoramic views of Matera and the Gravina from the Belvedere Timone Murgia. Return to Matera by van, with a dropoff at Piazza Matteotti.

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