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Matera: Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

1. Matera: Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

Enter the streets of Matera through this special tour. You'll be guided comfortably through the most beautiful parts of the city, with your local guide explaining the beauties that you will see along the way. You'll first visit the Purgatory Church, which boasts a wonderful Baroque Facade. Following that, you will reach the Romanesque cathedral which sits in the main square of Piazza Vittorio Veneto. After the cathedral, it will be time to begin your descent down to Sassi. Your tour includes stops to some of the most picturesque areas, from where you will be free to take beautiful pictures of both Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso.

Matera: Bus Tour with Audio Guide and Casa Grotta Entrance

2. Matera: Bus Tour with Audio Guide and Casa Grotta Entrance

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: Crypt of the Original Sin Ticket and Transfer

3. Matera: Crypt of the Original Sin Ticket and Transfer

Discover the beautiful frescoes in the Crypt of the Original Sin with an included ticket and transfer from Matera. Learn about the history of this ancient cave and its captivating art with an audio guide. Meet your driver at the meeting point in Matera, then drive for approximately 20 minutes to the crypt in an air-conditioned minivan. Upon arrival, enter the natural cave and prepare to be amazed by rock paintings that date from the 8th century. See various depictions of biblical scenes, including the one of Adam and Eve that gives the crypt its name. Hear how the cave was used as a church by Benedictine monks, and find out how the frescos showcase typical properties of Benedictine art at the time. After your tour of the crypt, you'll return to Matera and be dropped off at the original meeting point.

Sassi di Matera: E-Bike Guided Tour

4. Sassi di Matera: E-Bike Guided Tour

The tour starts from Via Alessandro Volta 3, and will go through the following itinerary: • Piazzetta Pascoli • Via Ridola where we have the chance to visit Santa Chiara's Church and Church of Purgatorio Nuovo • San Francesco Square with San Francesco's Church • Square of Sedile • Duomo Square • Via delle Beccherie • Vittorio Veneto square with entrance to San Domenico's church • Via San Biagio • San Giovanni square with entrance to San Giovanni Battista's Church • Via Piave • Via D’Addozio and entrance to Sant’ Agostino's Church and Chiesa Sant’ Antonio Abate's Church • Via Madonna delle Virtù and entrance to "Casa grotta C'era una Volta" • San Pietro Caveoso square • Via Bruno Buozzi The tour will end at Via Alessandro Volta 3, the same place the tour started.

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What people are saying about Matera

highly recommended experience, we had the pleasure of touring the city with Francesco and the small but very nice Michelino who kept us company throughout the tour. We really appreciated the modification of the itinerary chosen ad hoc as we had just concluded a first walking tour with the guide. we will carry this magnificent memory in our hearts. good guys!! Giorgio and Cristina

I was lucky enough to be only three passengers with an extremely professional and helpful driver: almost more a private taxi service than a bus, a very interesting route and punctual photographic stops to immortalize the charm of this unique exceptional city. The mere fact of seeing Matera fully justifies the choice made to name it the European capital of culture.

Comfortable and usable vehicle (as it happened) even in case of rain as it is equipped with a roof and protections. Kind and nice guide. During the tour, which lasts about 40 minutes, one of the house-museums among the Sassi is also visited on foot. They accept little dogs.

Staff very helpful: I had the wrong day of booking but instead of giving me a joke they made me do the out anyway. Which is worth every penny

Very nice way to see Matera and learn a bit more about the village.