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2.5-Hour E-Vespa Tour of Sassi di Matera

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Ride a Vespa through Matera for 2.5 hours and experience the sheer thrill of being a local on this guided tour.

Highlights

  • Zoom through the Matera countryside and learn some interesting facts from a knowledgeable guide.

  • Admire the top sights of Sassi Barisano and discover the rock city of Italy. You can even retrace the paths used in 007 No Time to Die on your Vespa.

  • Drive by antique cafes, restaurants, and galleries and hop off to relax and indulge in some.

  • Fun Fact: Matera city was once known as “shame of Italy” but now has been recognized by UNESCO as a heritage site.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour Vespa rental and use

  • English or Italian-guided tour

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

An often overlooked remote part of Southern Italy, Matera is one of Italy's most unique destinations. The town is shaped by two large stones, Barisano and Caveoso. Caves were dug into them, becoming homes, hotels, restaurants, shops, cafes, art galleries, and museums. Besides Civita, the city has its own third part, where the stone dwellings were located outside the city walls. The city is known as the oldest settlement of Italy and sometimes also referred to as the oldest city in the world.

What to Expect on Your Electric Vespa Ride

The e-Vespa is the perfect way to discover the winding lanes of Matera and Murgia Materana. Discover the beautiful surroundings while accompanied by a tour guide who will take you to the best spots for a closer look and tell you the stories behind them.

A must-stop will be at the Grotta del Brigante. Here, you will get a wonderful view of the city from within a natural cave part of the Gravina Canyon, from which the city itself is built. After stopping at the important Sanctuary, you will see frescoes adorning the walls and a favorite pilgrimage site. On the panoramic road of the Sassi (Barisano and Caveoso), you will also observe the oil mills and water cisterns once used as water sources in the 007 series' film No Time to Die.

Important Information

  • The tour is conducted in Italian and English.

  • A valid driver’s license is required to operate the Vespa.

  • Photography is permitted during the tour.

  • Each Vespa is able to carry 2 people, ideal for a small even-numbered group.

  • A booking is valid for one Vespa to be ridden by 1 or 2 passengers. If you wish to have multiple Vespa for your activity please proceed with an additional booking.

Operating Hours

English Guided Tour

  • Daily: 10:30am onwards

Italian Guided Tour

  • Daily: 10am onwards
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your Guide at Via Giuseppe Saragat, 26

  • Address: Via Giuseppe Saragat, 26, 75100 Matera MT, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting there

By Car

  • The closest bus stop is Matera - Viale Nazioni Unite. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 710.05, 710.58, 650R & more to get you there.

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