Guided tour

Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

From US$ 64.87 per person

Discover one of Matera’s ancient districts on a guided tour of Sassi, exploring all the hidden corners of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Private or small groups available


  • Discover Sassi di Matera on a guided tour
  • Explore a variety of buildings including rock churches, piazzas, and various ancient structures
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the city
Full description
Meet your guide at Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Matera. From here, your expert guide will introduce you to the districts of Sassi. From the square, head to the heart of the historical center, where you will find the wonderful Apulian-Romanesque Church of San Giovanni Battista. Continue with a visit to Casa Cava, a hypogeum used in ancient times as a quarry, today turned into a convention center, thanks to outstanding restoration work. 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.  Move on to Sasso Caveoso to visit a typical Matera cave-house before continuing along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia. Make a short stop at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and stroll down one of the main streets of Sassi, Via Bruno Buozzi, to reach the second rock church of Madonna delle Grazie. Continue to the Baroque Church of Purgatorio. Next stop will be Piazza San Francesco d’ Assisi where you will visit the church dedicated to the Saint and from there you will move to Piazza del Sedile, Parliament's headquarters during the domination of the Kingdom of Naples. Finish your tour with a visit to the magnificent Apulian-Romanesque Cathedral, overlooking the highest part of the city.
  • Tour
  • Expert guide
  • Entry tickets to the Casa Cava, 2 rock churches
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
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  • Wheelchair users

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  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording
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Beautiful experience!!!! Our guide, Giuseppe-Johnny Depp, was very well prepared: he provided us with invaluable historical and cultural information and gave us insights. His cordiality, kindness and sympathy conveyed his affection, deep bond and respect for this extraordinary country. The experience of Eustachio, who personally lived through the years of displacement was wonderful: it was like touching history firsthand. Thank you!!!

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October 7, 2022

Super 2-person tour through Matera and the Sassi With Maria, a Swiss woman, we had probably caught the best. She spent three hours with us through Matera and told us everything about the Sassi, the history, development, background ... she knew her way around extremely well and was super motivated to pass on her knowledge. We had a lot of fun and we can highly recommend the tour and the guides.

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September 23, 2021

We have just finished the visit with Anna, who was our guide. What to say, an in-depth tour not only of the most significant places but also of life and typical customs through the city of Matera, explained with passion, great preparation and study and, of course, with love for one's work. So, we sincerely congratulate Anna, people like that make this world a better place!

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August 25, 2021

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