Guided tour

Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 188.75 per group up to 25

Enjoy a tour of Matera and see the striking cave dwellings of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera. Explore the city's fascinating architecture, pay a visit to the museum of farm history, and enjoy a stroll through its baroque area.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German


  • Discover the cave-dwellings of the World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the canyon as you walk through the historic center
  • Explore the fascinating and renowned architecture of Matera
  • Visit the incredible ancient rock caves of Sassi di Matera
  • See location sites from the Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of Christ
Full description
This exciting tour begins at the Piazzetta Pascoli with a breathtaking view over the stunning Sassi di Matera and highland plateau of the Murgia. From here, you can see the Palazzo Lanfranchi, home to the Museum of Modern and Medieval Art of Basilicata, and the nearby Church of the Carmine. Continue the tour through the heart of the ancient dwellings of Sassi, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, partly built and partly carved out of the rock themselves and furnished as it used to be during the peasant civilization. Visit the church of Saint Lucy of the Malve and admire some striking frescoes and elaborate architecture before continuing the tour towards the ancient Gravina to the museum of farm history, with typical peasant dwellings, as well as artifacts and tools from the ancient peasant life. You'll also get to visit a typical cave house from around 1900, and pass the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve. Before the day's end, return to the center of town for a stroll around the town's Baroque area and admire some stunning churches of this style, including Saint Clare and Saint Francis of Assisi. End the fascinating tour at a look-out point over the Sasso Barisano in front of the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French, Italian, German

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Piazza Vittorio Veneto (in front of the bank of Napoli)

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Important information

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  • Cancellation policy:
  • All excursions are non-refundable within 48 hours of the scheduled date.
  • Refunds will not be given in the case of no-shows.
  • Transfer service to/from Bari airport/port on request.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 60 reviews

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We were late because the meeting point gave the wrong place via the site. But after contact with our guide it worked out and we learned a lot about Matera. Paolo was pleasant and very knowledgeable about Matera. It was very nice to explore matera like this. THANK YOU to Paolo.

September 4, 2019

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., not so hot anymore and expert guide. It was very interesting.

July 19, 2022

The rating was affected by the fact that the organizer informed us 1 day before the booked private tour that the place was very crowded and that we didn't have a private tour, but that 15 people would be added. When I complained and threatened to mention it in the assessment, he replied that he didn't have enough guides and would see what he could do, I could also cancel. . The next day, 15 people actually came, so that we were on the road with 19 people instead of 4. The guide Monika did not understand this either, especially since she had been on a private tour with 2 people the day before. Due to the short notice of the change, it was not possible to book another private tour. We couldn't switch to another day either. The guide was very knowledgeable and deserves 5 stars.

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June 15, 2022

Product ID: 31507