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Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

1. Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour

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.

Matera: Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

2. Matera: Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

Enter the streets of Matera through this special tour. You'll be guided comfortably through the most beautiful parts of the city, with your local guide explaining the beauties that you will see along the way. You'll first visit the Purgatory Church, which boasts a wonderful Baroque Facade. Following that, you will reach the Romanesque cathedral which sits in the main square of Piazza Vittorio Veneto. After the cathedral, it will be time to begin your descent down to Sassi. Your tour includes stops to some of the most picturesque areas, from where you will be free to take beautiful pictures of both Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso.

Matera: Sassi, Murgia, and Tibetan Bridge Trip

3. 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 Walking Tour with Interactive Video

4. Matera: Guided Walking Tour with Interactive Video

With our interactive map you will be able to move from one point to another in the historic center without time constraints: only you will decide what to see and when. Our private local guide will accompany you, through your smartphone, for the entire tour, providing you with all the curiosities, anecdotes and useful tips to experience the city at its best. You can start your tour at the time of your choice and choose the monuments of your interest included in the itinerary, moving between stops without ever getting lost thanks to our geolocated directions. Every corner of this city, carved entirely out of tuff, is an evocative and unique sight. The Sasso Caveoso and the Sasso Barisano, which with the Civita and al Piano make up the historic center, will be the setting for your magical tour of this enchanting city. If you really want to discover all the wonders of Matera, choose this unmissable Interactive Tour.

Sassi di Matera: E-Bike Guided Tour

5. Sassi di Matera: E-Bike Guided Tour

The tour starts from Via Alessandro Volta 3, and will go through the following itinerary: • Piazzetta Pascoli • Via Ridola where we have the chance to visit Santa Chiara's Church and Church of Purgatorio Nuovo • San Francesco Square with San Francesco's Church • Square of Sedile • Duomo Square • Via delle Beccherie • Vittorio Veneto square with entrance to San Domenico's church • Via San Biagio • San Giovanni square with entrance to San Giovanni Battista's Church • Via Piave • Via D’Addozio and entrance to Sant’ Agostino's Church and Chiesa Sant’ Antonio Abate's Church • Via Madonna delle Virtù and entrance to "Casa grotta C'era una Volta" • San Pietro Caveoso square • Via Bruno Buozzi The tour will end at Via Alessandro Volta 3, the same place the tour started.

Matera: 2-Hour Architecture and Landscape Private Tour

6. Matera: 2-Hour Architecture and Landscape Private Tour

Learn about the ancient architecture carved into caves on this guided tour. Your tour will begin at the meeting point in Via Alessandro Volta. From here, your expert guide will lead you to the Church of San Francesco, situated in the historic center of the city. Next, you’ll continue along a panoramic road composed of narrow streets and winding alleys. After arriving at the Rupestre Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, you’ll find a pleasant surprise waiting inside: a classic example of the traditional culture of this remarkable city. Afterward, you’ll move on to visit a typical Matera cave-house. Then you will continue along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia "Pert P’stèl" to conclude your cultural adventure.

From Bari: Alberobello Half-Day Trip with Guided Tour

7. From Bari: Alberobello Half-Day Trip with Guided Tour

Pick-up from Bari to reach Alberobello. Meet your friendly guide in Largo Martellotta, then set out for a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Alberobello. Follow your guide into the historical center of Rione Monti, which boasts over 1,000 iconic Trulli buildings. Marvel at the unique architecture of these fascinating buildings while learning about their history and significance. Continue the tour with a visit to Rione Aia Piccola, an area that best represents the ancient medieval village where you can stop at the viewpoint to take some beautiful pictures. Your journey ends at the highest point of the city where the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua is located. Notice the similarities between the church and the Trulli buildings and soak up the historical atmosphere of the site as you listen to your guide’s tales and anecdotes. Free lunch and Go back to Bari.

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What people are saying about Matera

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!!!

Our guide Angela was an added value to our visit, very prepared, passionate and competent, the visit lasted longer than expected due to the stories of real life in every most representative corner of the city, making us fall in love more and more with this splendid city

Il tour con Giusy è stato fantastico. A parte la sua simpatia, è molto competente e fa il suo lavoro con passione. Sa rispondere ad ogni domanda e svela molti details interestingi. Non fate lo sbaglio di visitare i Sassi senza una guide!

We made the visit with the guide Giuseppe, a wonderful person who really made us appreciate the beautiful city of Matera. A very knowledgeable person, very friendly and helpful! Well done

We visited the Sassi di Matera with the guide Giuseppe, a very prepared person who shows a lot of passion for his work and great ability to convey interest and emotions.