Duration: Full Day
Duration: Full Day
Matera was elected European Capital of Culture 2019. The rock town “Sassi of Matera” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During the walk through Matera you will learn a lot about the life and history of the people who lived in the caves, the Sassi. The path winds up and down through the rock town. On your way you walk on the roofs of the rock churches and cave dwellings. Some of them are developed as hotels and holiday apartments. At the top you will discover a medieval necropolis.
Our professional tourist guides will tell you stories from life in the old town of Matera and you will discover how the water supply worked in this very dry area.
You will visit a rock church from the peasant civilization, which was completely carved into the rock.
For lunch we have reserved an excellent restaurant with typical cuisine with local dishes. It is located in the heart of Matera in a cave, in the real Sassi.
You can enjoy a delicious 4 course menu, local wine and finally an Amaro (digestive drink).
The restaurant in the Sassi is beautifully designed and decorated. The interior consists of large vaults with a large glass window. In fine weather, you can sit on the terrace in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Sassi.
In the afternoon, the discovery of the cave town in the Sassi continues. You will visit a former farmhouse where life seems to be vividly modelled. You will be amazed at the building materials that people in the Sassi used for their homes.
Alternatively, you can drive in the afternoon to the murgia Materana natural park opposite. On a nature trail you will discover other accommodations as well as rock churches with antique murals, which are hard to find without a tourist guide.
The indicated price is calculated per person with a group size of 20 participants incl. entrance fees and lunch are calculated for your orientation. It will be recalculated as required based on your final booking requirements.
The guided tours in the morning and in the afternoon are organized for your group and conducted with a locally licensed tourist guide in your preferred language. Choose from English, German, Chinese, Italian. Other languages can be requested and reviewed for availability.
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This product can only be booked as part of a complete travel program with hotel accommodation. Please let us know your requirements.
The tour takes place in all weathers.
For the tour you need comfortable shoes and some stamina.
The tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
If you have your own bus, the afternoon tour can take place in the Murgia Natural Park, where there are also rock churches and from where you have a wonderful view over the Sassi at sunset. Please let us know.
Pick up from your hotel or designated meeting place the “Cathedral Square”, where your guide will be waiting for you and the tour begins.
Walk through the rock town together with your guide. You will discover the “Sassi” and get to know the construction of the cave settlement.
Visit to a rock church with frescoes. The church was entirely dug out within the tuff stone.
Lunch break in an excellent restaurant with typical cuisine and local dishes. Located in the heart of Matera in a cave, in the real Sassi, you can enjoy a delicious 4 course menu with matching wine.
Continue the exciting walk through the Sassi.
You will visit a cave apartment in the Sassi, which has been converted into a museum. You can see first-hand how the families lived and worked together with their animals in a cave.
End of the tour and possibility to take home some souvenirs or typical products.