Casa Grotta Sassi di Matera

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Sassi of Matera: Eco-Bus Open Top Tour

Sassi of Matera: Eco-Bus Open Top Tour

With the sightseeing bus you can reach the heart of the famous Sassi districts in total comfort. Crossing the most beautiful panoramic street of Sassi, via Madonna delle Virtù, you will discover a breathtaking location. As you move deeper into the ancient districts, the incredible landscape of Murgia Materana and its canyon will appear on the opposite side. The tour includes a stop in the main square of Sasso Caveoso, during which you will walk through the alleyways of Sassi and visit an ancient furnished cave dwelling, to better understand how was the life of peasants within it. The bus tour is not just a transfer. On board there will be a tour leader who will point out the sights along the way and will talk about the history and traditions of this beautiful city, satisfying your curiosity.

Matera: Sassi Tour with Entry to Rock Houses and Churches

Matera: Sassi Tour with Entry to Rock Houses and Churches

Historic Center and Sassi TourIt consists of a walking tour from the main square of the historic centre, Piazza Vittorio Veneto (starting point, arch-shaped fountain reference), with a panoramic view of the Sasso Barisano.Continue through the historic center until you reach Piazza Duomo where it will be possible to view the Cathedral from the outside and then enter the Sasso Caveoso. From here there will be a visit to the furnished house of peasant civilization, a frescoed rock church, a visit to the barbaric cemetery and the various neighborhoods.Everything will be explained by an authorized guide, which will allow you to understand the history of the city.The tour will end in Piazza Giovanni Pascoli in the historic center, close to the Sasso Caveoso.

Matera: Open Top Bus Tour with Entrance to Casa Grotta

Matera: Open Top Bus Tour with Entrance to Casa Grotta

Discover Matera from the comfort of an open-air bus. Learn more from your audio guide as you drive past sights such as the Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and Villa Comunale dell'Unita d'Italia. Stop to visit Cava Paradiso and Casa Grotta with entrance to the latter included. Board the tour bus near Castello Tramontano and set off on your journey. As you drive, learn about the sights, the history of Matera, and its people from the audio guide. Drive past the Museo di Palazzo Lanfranchi and marvel at its impeccable 17th-century architecture. Continue to the Villa Comunale dell'Unita d'Italia and take admire this historic park before you head to Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you pass the Sassi, learn about the history of these caves which have been inhabited since the Paleolithic era. Hop out of the bus at Casa Grotta Sassi di Matera. Spend 10 minutes exploring this fascinating cave house and learn the tragic history of the people who occupied it. Rejoin your driver and continue past the rock churches of Madonna delle Virtu and San Nicola dei Greci. Continue your tour with a drive past the Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and Alvino before hopping out at the Cava Paradiso for a 20-minute stop to explore this fascinating exhibition.

Matera: Walking Tour with Rock Church and Hypogeum Entry

Matera: Walking Tour with Rock Church and Hypogeum Entry

A priceless treasure of the verdant Basilicata region, Matera is the area's stone masterpiece and stands in all its beauty on high ground. Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1993 as a testament to its uniqueness, it preserves structures that are all one-of-a-kind, the famous "Sassi." These are distributed in two areas called "Caveoso" and "Barisano" that offer incredible views of the area but are in themselves of great uniqueness and interest given their thousand-year history and architecture. During this visit you will have the chance to discover a Cave House dug into the rock and on 3 different levels. Passing through the Central Square that offers a beautiful view of the Sassi, you will have a crescendo of wonders and emotions going up to the Civita and the Cathedral that dominates the city from above. The walking tour ends in the heart of the Sasso Caveoso, which with its picturesque caves has many times provided spaces for various film productions such as Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ," or 007's No Time to Die in which James Bond is played by Daniel Craig.

Matera: Walking tour with entries in Cave House and Church

Matera: Walking tour with entries in Cave House and Church

At first glance, Matera looks like any small Italian town, but in few steps from Baroque Churches and boutiques you will discover the very special place called Sassi, where the peaple lived from Neolithic Period until the 50 th of the last centuary. Join your local and expert guide in the center of the city where this fascinating tour of Sassi will begin. Learn about its unique history and evolution. Discover rupestrian stuctures, stroll the narrow lanes and gain the deeper understanding of how this town, once called the "shame of Italy" , is now a UNESCO - world heritage. Have an oportunity to visit a cave house and an ancient rupestrian church with entiries included in price, to discover and understand how the simple peaple lived in Sassi for many centuaries. Admire the panoramic view of the Murgia Materana Park from the balconies and learn about the origins of Matera, one ot the oldest Cities in the world.

Matera: City Pass Card

Matera: City Pass Card

Use The City Pass of Matera to gain entry to the most popular city highlights and tourist attractions. The card covers everything you need to enjoy Matera at its best, with free entrance to museums and historic buildings. Discover the European Capital of Culture 2019 and learn about the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera. Select between 3 options, all valid for a full 48 hours: Pass Light, Pass Small, and Pass Full.  The full list of attractions: • Rupestrian Church of Sant' Antonio Abate Stop at Sasso Barisano, to visit the rock church of Sant'Antonio Abate where you’ll find a pleasant surprise waiting inside, a classic example of the traditional culture of this remarkable city.  • Rupestrian Church of Madonna delle Grazie Located in the Sasso Caveoso, the small church is a typical example of a place of worship. Marvel at the beautiful and original frescoes. • Casa Grotta  The example of an ancient house before the abandonment of the Sassi. The faithful reconstruction will transport you back in time when living inside the Sassi was not a luxury. •San Giorgio The visit to the Complex of San Giorgio al Paradiso allows you to explore all the eras of the Matera rock civilization: the core of the Paleolithic cave, the church, the oil mill, the cellar built in 1717, are the testimony of the constant presence of man over the centuries. The 6 ancient cisterns for the collection of rainwater, the canals dug into the rock, complete the perception of the place. The Statue of the Saint, admirable work in mazzaro, returns to the site the lost sacredness. • Casa Cava Visit the Casa Cava, a hypogeum used in ancient times as a quarry, today turned into a convention center, thanks to outstanding restoration work.  • Materasum The hypogeum Matera sum, in the historic center of the city, is the place where space and time stop to tell you the story. traditions and culture mingle in one of the oldest cities in the world. pure emotion from the belly of the earth.

From Bari: Matera Sassi private day tour

From Bari: Matera Sassi private day tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey starting from vibrant Bari! Our delightful driver is all set to whisk you away to the enchanting town of Matera in a cozy car or van. After an exciting guided tour, get ready for a smooth ride back to Bari with our friendly driver. The guided tour make you discover the typical Sassi, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The itinerary begins in the piazza Vittorio Veneto square, with a wonderful view of the Sasso Caveoso and the hill called Murgia. You will pass by the Palazzo Lanfranchi, houses the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, and the nearby church of the Carmine. The tour continues through the heart of the old buildings to the church of San Pietro Caveoso. You will pass near the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve and the tour continues to the Sasso Barisano following the ancient ravine. Return to the center of town and walk around the baroque area with a visit to the most important churches in this style: St. Clare and St. Francesco di Assisi. End of the tour with the discovery of the Romanesque cathedral. During the visit itinerary you can visit a typical “Casa Grotta (Cave House)” excavated in the rock with furniture of rural culture to the beginning of 1900 (ticket not included) And fear not, our driver will ensure your journey back to Bari is not just a ride but a comfortable and engaging experience, making your entire adventure truly memorable!

Guided tour of the Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso

Guided tour of the Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso

Explore the stones in all their essence. Our tour of the two stones is the tour that gives the most complete experience to discover the history, places and customs of the place. You will explore the guerricchio balcony overlooking the Sasso Barisano, via San Biagio up to Piazzetta San Giovanni, where Matera was proclaimed European capital of culture, church of San Giovanni, visit Sasso Barisano district, rock church San Pietro Barisano, Visit Sasso Caveoso district, Church Santa Maria de Idris, Church San Giovanni in Monterrone, Grotta house, barbaric cemetery, neighborhoods and locations of the films. The tour ends in Piazza Pascoli.

From Bari: Matera Half-Day Trip with Guided Tour

From Bari: Matera Half-Day Trip with Guided Tour

Full description: Pick-up from the city of Bari (station or at your property) to reach the city of Matera and start your tour. Arrival in Matera where you will meet your guide to start your tour in group: •Departure from our Agency (via A. Volta n. 3/5); •Stop in Piazza San Francesco, in front of the homonymous Church; •Arrive at the highest point of the city, the Civita, where you are in front of the Cathedral; •Panoramic road composed of narrow streets and winding alleys to reach via dei Fiorentini; •Rupestrian Church; •Casa Grotta typically furnished; •Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia, "Pert P'stel" in vernacular materano, where there is a widening, meeting point between Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso; •History of the Church of San Pietro Caveoso; •Piazzetta Pascoli, overlooking the Sassi. Free time for lunch (not included) and return to Bari.

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