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Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

1. 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.

Matera: Guided City Tour on an Electric Convertible

2. Matera: Guided City Tour on an Electric Convertible

Discover Matera and the Murgia Materana driving a stylish but above all sustainable 500 electric convertible. This activity takes you on a tour of the city and its immediate surroundings driving this state-of-the-art vehicle with the accompaniment of a tour guide who will point out the points where you should stop to admire the best of the city's beauty. Each car can carry a maximum of 3 people making it a perfect activity for small groups of friends or families. Some parts of the tour will be around the Gravina Canyon, basically the rock formation on which the city itself is built. In particular, a must stop will be at the Grotta del Brigante, a natural cavity from which you will have a beautiful view of the city. Continuing on you will stop at the important Sanctuary, finely adorned with beautiful frescoes and a favorite destination for many pilgrims. The tour then continues on the panoramic road of the Sassi (Barisano and Caveoso) that is, the same road on which the movie of the successful 007 series, "No time to die," was filmed. Inside the Sasso Barisano you will access oil mills and cisterns, once used to collect water.

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