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Matera: Private Walking Tour

1. Matera: Private Walking Tour

Discover the story of a town which was carved into rocks and was inhabited until the 20th century. You will have the opportunity to visit a cave-house recently opened to the public, and will also have access to ancient rupestrian churches. Matera is a unique place, and makes for a great experience to experience. You will meet the local and expert tourist guide in the city center where the tour will start to discover this UNESCO site. From there, you will walk through the 2 main districts dug into the rocks, an area where you will discover cave-houses and rupestrian churches. During this tour, you can admire the panoramic view over the Murgia Materana Park from the balconies whilst you discover the Matera origins, one of the oldest European cities. Afterwards, you will reach one of the highest points of the Sassi where you will visit the cathedral.

Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.

Bari: Private Transfer from Airport to Matera

3. Bari: Private Transfer from Airport to Matera

Take advantage of a private transfer from Bari Airport to the wonderful city of Matera or directly to your hotel based in town. Your highly professional driver will meet you in the arrivals hall, from where you will leave for a 30 to 40-minute journey. Avoid the traffic jams and relax onboard a spacious and modern vehicle while your driver leads you through the complex streets of the cities. This experience allows you to save time and money as you start your adventure in Matera, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, without stress and unnecessary waiting.

Matera: Walking Guided Tour of Sasso Caveoso

4. Matera: Walking Guided Tour of Sasso Caveoso

Begin in Piazza Pascoli with a picturesque view over the Sasso Caveoso area, the Murgia plateau, and the massive karst fracture called "Gravina di Matera". Get a historic-architectural introduction to the Sassi before entering the Sasso Caveoso area. Visit a traditionally furnished cave-house, proof of how the poor citizens lived until the mid-fifties, before the De Gasperi Restoration act of 1953. Continue with the visit of a Rock-hewn Church completely carved in the rock, that holds precious iconographic traces of the X-XIII centuries Greek-Italian monasticism. Enter the “Bottegaccio”, an artisan workshop of ceramic and paper-mache, where the craftsman will tell you the story of 4 traditional Matera objects. After traveling in time and space, from the Paleolithic to the present day, end the tour with a small tasting of traditional southern food.

Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

5. Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

Start your day by meeting your driver in the center of Bari before departing by minivan for your full day tour. After a short, scenic drive you will reach Alberobello and Matera. During your time in Alberobello, a Unesco site since 1996, you will have plenty of time to walk through the city and discover the exciting cultural curiosities this fascinating place possesses. This city contains an abundance of Trulli, a typical rural stone architectural structure with a conical roof. Whilst here, you can visit both the Rioni districts - Rione Aia piccola and Rione Monti. Whilst doing so, be sure to visit the large trullo church and shops.  After Alberobello, you will leave for Matera, a fellow Unesco site and also the European capital of culture. Here, you will meet your qualified tour guide before starting your pleasant stroll through this ancient city carved into rock. Here, the inhabitants lived in caves until the beginning of the XX Century. The historic center is characterized by narrow streets where there are cave houses that you can visit independently. You will visit the cathedral that overlooks the splendid panorama of the Murgia Materana park. Once your time in Matera is up, you will return comfortably to Bari. 

Matera: Electric Vespa Guided Sightseeing Tour

6. Matera: Electric Vespa Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover Matera and the Murgia Materana driving a stylish, state-of-the-art electric Vespa. This activity takes you on a tour of the city and its immediate surroundings driving this latest generation 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 Vespa can carry 2 people making it a perfect activity for small groups of friends or families, suitable for those who want to experience the thrill of driving and for those who, as a passenger want to enjoy the city while having fun. 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.

Rapolla Private Tour: Aglianico Wine Tour Near Matera

7. Rapolla Private Tour: Aglianico Wine Tour Near Matera

Rapolla is a small town famous for its thermal waters and its historic cellars dug into volcanic tuff. This guided tour will take you through the narrow streets of the old town until you reach the thirteenth-century cathedral, from which you can enjoy the view over the entire valley and the many hypogean cellars that make up the well-known Parco Urbano delle Cantine. In the Piano Castle district you will visit the remains of the city walls, in particular a circular tower, while in Largo Castello you can admire the Palazzo Lupo, Palazzo Brienza with its rusticated portal, the nouveau art Palazzo Megale, and Palazzo Dardes. Explore the many cellars dug into the tuff which are still used to conserve fine wine. After visiting the churches of San Biagio, the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Santa Lucia, the tour will end at the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta.

Matera: Miglionico Town Private Tour

8. Matera: Miglionico Town Private Tour

Miglionico is located on a hill near Matera, between the Bradano and Basento rivers. It is famous for the majestic Malconsiglio castle, known for the historical conspiracy of the Barons (1485) against King Ferdinando I of Naples, flanked by square and circular towers, placed at the top of the building. The current entrance is located to the north-east, while the original entrance was facing south. On the upper floor, there are the Malconsiglio hall, where the conspiracy was held, and the Star or Spirits room with a star-shaped ceiling and caskets where the most precious treasures and documents were kept. After the castle visit, the tour continues towards the mother church of Santa Maria Maggiore which preserves precious works. This includes the the splendid Polyptych (1499) oil on panel of the Venetian master Cima da Conegliano, composed of eighteen panels arranged in four orders, with a central beautiful Virgin on the Throne with Child and St. John the Baptist, the Crucifix by Father Umile Da Petralia Soprana (1629) and the great baroque organ. Not far from the center you can admire the tiny church of the Holy Trinity, a completely frescoed interior mid-fifteenth century.

Matera: Guided City Tour on an Electric Convertible

9. 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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What people are saying about Matera

Beautiful family atmosphere that is created with the owner of the house, even if it was the first time you saw each other. Great food and prepared with passion

the culture of Matera lived through an amazing culinary experience, welcomed and pampered by the splendid hostess: Anna Maria. Absolutely to try.

Excellent tour with Angela. She was so knowledgeable, articulate, and clear in her explanations. Would be happy to recommend her very strongly.

Responsive guide. Angela had great English and was even great with my energetic young boys. Would highly recommend.

Our guide was terrific, very informative and enjoyable.