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2.5-Hour E-Vespa Tour of Sassi di Matera

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2 hrs 30 mins
Guided tour

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


  • 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.


  • 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 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Infopoint Prisco Provider.

  • Address: 75100 Matera, Province of Matera, Italy.

Getting there

By Car

If you start from SP10 road, Head west on SP10 toward Contrada Chiancalata, Continue onto Contrada Chiancalata, Turn right onto Contrada Scattolino.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

ratings & reviews

1 Rating
Kiara Doherty


Sep, 2023
The meeting address was different to the address in the confirmation. The tour guide sent the updated adress the day before but the updated address was very confusing to understand and was not coming up in google maps. We walked 48 minutes to the wrong address, a lady who worked for this tour company, reluctantly offered to drive us to the actual meeting point (which was nice I guess). Unfortunatley we had just walked around the town for 6 hours (only bus we could get) and was getting heat stroke in what felt like 43 degree heat. I wasn't particulary keen on doing this tour at this stage, but we had been looking for ward to it our entire trip and even got our international drivers license specifically for this tour, so I persevered. Upon arriving, the tour lady was not welcoming and said that she didn't understand how we got the address wrong. The lady then shows us the vespa's and asks us if we have ridden one before, we both say that we had not. We may as well have booked into a tour on performing brain surgery because she looked at us as if we were a joke. She flat our said that we wouldn't be able to do it, saying that it will be too hard for us, these vespa's are very heavy, hard to maneuver and very hard to control. Instead of teaching us and being optimistic that we will be able to do it, she completly talked us out of it to the point that we were too scared to try. I asked, why this wasn't stated on the tour listing... Why it said "fun way to explore the town with friends and family" when clearly according to her you needed to have some kind of experience to ride a vespa?? She replied with "well you wouldn't book a driving tour if you didn't know how to drive would you?" I said that we specificially paid to get our international drivers license for this tour, which she then wanted to see and was looking at it suspiciously and asked where the expiry date was... I said that it was legitimate, telling her that we applied and paid for it online and they sent it to us in the mail... Laughing; she said "so, in Australia, you can apply for a license online and they will send it to you?" I said "yes, against your australian driver license" she said "It doesn't work like that..." I asked for our money back, which she proceeded that it wasn't refundable and unhelpfully said that we can do the tour by foot. We tried to explain that we had just walked in the heat for 6 hours and didn't want to do any more walking, and she said that was all she could offer. We continued on foot for an hour, and once she realised how hot it was she called her husband to come and drive us around in his cab. Which was better than walking at least. The tour was intresting itself, however not what we had paid for which was dissapointing. Was expecting much more about James Bond as that what had attracted us to this tour, but sad that it was only mentioned once and because we weren't on the vespa's we were unable to go onto the roads where it was filmed. I kept saying to myself that perhaps it was a cultural barrier that made us have an unpleasant experience with this tour company, hence my delayed review - which still may be the case, however, I wanted to leave a review to make sure that outher tourists know what they are in for.
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