The "Sassi"...a breathtaking experience!
Welcome to Matera (Unesco World Heritage) the European capital of the culture 2019.
"In the Sassi caves is concealed the capital of the peasants, its heart hidden in their ancient civilization. Anyone who sees Matera cannot help but be awe-struck, so expressive and touching is its sorrowful beauty"
Its districts of ancient cave dwellings, "Sassi", were declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1993 and are now one of the main italian attraction.
People have been settling here for a long time: Matera is often cited as one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world.
PICK UP: from your accommodation
TRANSFER to Matera
TOUR: Matera (Unesco World Heritage)
Viewpoint of Piazzetta Pascoli - "Sasso Caveoso" to visit the oldest Sassi in town - Santa Maria de Idris, the biggest rupestrian church in town - visit the complex of "Casa Grotta": a typical dwelling still furnished as it was before it got abandoned, a "snow cistern" and a small rupestrian church - Piazza San Pietro Caveoso - steps up to the Cathedral - Piazza del Sedile and St Francesco Church - back to Piazzetta Pascoli, visiting the baroque part of the town (Chiesa del Purgatorio, Via Domenico Ridola, Palazzo Lanfranchi)
TRANSFER: Matera - Parco della Murgia Materana
For the best view of Matera and its Sassi, from the other side of the canyon.
DROP OFF: at your accommodation
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your accommodation, in Bari's area or Matera's area.
I provide pick up service from Airport / Bus or Train St., as well as from any other area in Puglia and Italy.
Pls contact me for a quote.
End location: Your accommodation, in Bari's area or Matera's area.
I provide drop off service to Airport / Bus or Train St., as well as to any other area in Puglia and Italy.
Pls contact me for a quote.
Duration: 6 hours
Tour takes approximately 6/6:30 hours
I provide transportation with my comfortable station wagon car.
It fits up to 4 passengers with big luggages.
Pls note: several steps in Matera (up and down)
- pick up/drop off service from/to your accommodation
- guided tour in English language
- all transfers provided by comfortable station wagon car (with the possibility to carry luggages, if needed)
- any gas/motorway/parking fees
- entrance fees at "Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario"
- transfer to "Parco della murgia materana" (provided with my station-wagon car) for the best view of Matera and its "Sassi"
Here's some suggestions:
- food&wine tastings (5/10 € per person)
- entrance fee in museums, touristic sites, wine/olive oil farms (if an entrance fee is required)
If on calendar I'm marked as unavailable, pls contact me as I might still assist you.
My driving license is valid for car and minivan up to 8 passenger.
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Gianluca spared no effort to show us as much as possible, providing a walking tour around Matera and then a car tour to the Dolomiti Lucane and Castelmezzano. We are a fit older couple, but Gianluca made sure that we didn't have to exceed our limitation. One example is the tuk-tuk he organised for us on the spot for one of the longer uphill journeys in Matera. He was very generous with his time and made our short stay very satisfying.