Piazza Vittorio Veneto

Piazza Vittorio Veneto: Our most recommended tours and activities

Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

1. Matera: Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi with Light Lunch

The Walking Guided Tour of the Sassi starts in Piazza Pascoli with a historical and anthropological introduction of the Sassi neighborhoods. The tour continues through the historic center. Along the way, the guide will illustrate Baroque churches such as the Church of Purgatory and the Church of San Francesco d'Assisi. After visiting Piazza Vittorio Veneto - the main square of the historic center - the guide will lead you to explore an extraordinary hypogeum environment and, afterward, typically furnished cave-house with household furniture and work tools used by farmers in the fields. Crossing the Barisano neighborhood you enter the Sasso Caveoso area, dominated by the Monterrone cliff. On the top of the cliff, as indicated by a wrought iron cross, there are two ancient places of worship: the two churches of Madonna dell'Idris and San Giovanni in Monterrone completely carved into the rock. The tour continues with the visit to a rock-hewn church. Enjoy a light lunch, sampling Matera's traditional food delicacies and pairing it with fine local wine, right at the end of your guided tour.

The Best of Matera Walking Tour

2. The Best of Matera Walking Tour

Together with a local professional guide, see the most impressive places of Matera on this walking tour. Discover the unique landscapes of the Sassi di Matera districts (the Sassi) as you learn the secrets and history of the city. As the European Capital of Culture in 2019 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is much to see and do in this historic city. Head to the Sassi to admire the town made of carved-out rock where inhabitants have lived since the Paleolithic period. Visit the cave cathedral and learn what makes it so unique. Marvel at the architecture of the city as you learn insider facts and stories from your guide. Discover what makes Matera's cemeteries unusual, hear about the city’s Bizarre Festival, and more.

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