Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

147137


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

The "Sassi"...a breathtaking experience! (walking tour - 3 hours)


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.

Itinerary

MEETING POINT: At your accommodation or Parking "Via Lucana" (if you have a car)
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 (I provide transfer for groups up to 4 people)
For the best view of Matera and its Sassi, from the other side of the canyon.
DROP OFF: At your accommodation or Parking "Via Lucana" (if you have a car)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your accommodation or Parking "Via Lucana" (if you have a car - address: intersection between via Lucana and Via Pasquale Vena)

End location: At your accommodation or Parking "Via Lucana" (if you have a car - address: intersection between via Lucana and Via Pasquale Vena)

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Walking tour
Pls note: several steps in Matera (up and down)

What’s Included

Price includes:
- guided tour in English language
- 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"

What’s Extra

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)

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Wonderful day with Luca! He accommodated my husband's knee problems and was so informative...especially on his restaurant recommendation for lunch!!
Eugenio Bucciarelli

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