Guided tour

Matera: 2-Hour Guided Tour of Sassi

Matera: 2-Hour Guided Tour of Sassi

From US$ 17.40 per person

Discover one of Matera’s ancient landscapes on this 2-hour guided tour of Sassi, exploring the UNESCO-listed site’s alleys, churches, and historical caves on this unique cultural adventure.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the world-famous Sassi of Matera
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the city from a unique perspective
  • Explore the wonders of the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso
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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 comprised 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.

Afterwards, you’ll move on to visit a typical Matera cave-house before continuing along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia "Pert P’stèl" to conclude your cultural adventure.

  • Rocky church ticket
  • Cave house ticket
  • Expert guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tip
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Via Alessandro Volta, 3/5, 75100 Matera MT, Italia

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording
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4.7 /5

based on 742 reviews

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My husband and I took part in one of the guided tours by Giusy, our guide, starting at 5 in the afternoon. Giusy was very good: she told us stories and anecdotes related to the city and the stones, also taking us to visit a cave-house and a church, where a man born in the cave-houses told us his story and sang folk songs, which made the visit even more folkloristic and engaging.

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September 21, 2020

Beautiful tour. Our guide (Giusy) really trained on the historical but also "human" notions of what is the history of the stones of Matera. Not tiring tour despite the morphology of the stones with interesting breaks in contact with the locals and their testimonies. I recommend doing it in the evening to enjoy Matera at sunset and suffer less from the heat.

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September 14, 2020

We are a family of 4. We requested the guide for Matera and Giuseppe was a very professional and prepared guide. He has been able to enhance aspects of Matera and its history, little known and unusual. A tour that fully satisfied us and that we will carry in our hearts.

December 26, 2019

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