Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

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Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

From US$ 98.03 per person

Explore ancient caves at Sassi and hike to the Gravina gorge on this trip around Matera. Wander by waterfalls and through canyons. Cross a suspension bridge for sweeping views of the city from Belvedere Murgia Timone.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • Hear the roar of a mountain waterfall
  • Cross the Ponte Tibetano Suspension Bridge
  • Explore Matera's old town with a seasoned guide
  • Enjoy views from the Belvedere Murgia Timone
  • Wander the Sassi's former cave dwellings
  • Experience an ancient Lombard cemetery
Full description

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.

  • Guide
  • Belvedere Murgia Timone viewpoint access
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Hiking equipment
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People over 70 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office, near the Purgatory Church.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Hiking pants
  • Medical mask

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour won't take place if it rains, as the path is much harder to walk. If this happens, you will get a refund or you can pick an alternative tour date.
  • Level E Hiking: Route on a clearly visible path, includes steep stretches and exposed stretches well marked and protected. It provides easy rock passages that do not require specific mountaineering knowledge. Trekking equipment required (trekking shoes, walking poles, appropriate clothing, water and first aid kit).
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