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Sassi of Matera Tour with Porter & Audio Guide

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Take in exquisite views of the historic town of Matera as you set out to explore in a tuk-tuk with a guide.

Highlights

  • Hop onboard a tuk-tuk and discover the winding streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site with a knowledgeable English or Italian-speaking porter.

  • Along with an added audio guide, learn about the historic center of Matera and admire the Matera Cathedral at the highest point of the city.

  • Visit the Cave House, a site inhabited by the Romans and the Byzantines, and stop for photos to capture panoramic views of Sasso Barisano.

  • Fun Fact: The Cave House has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies including Mel Gibson's ‘The Passion of the Christ’.

Inclusions

  • 45-min tuk-tuk tour of Sassi of Matera

  • English or Italian-speaking porter guide

  • Audio guide (available on Android and iOS)

  • Entry to Cave House

  • Informative city map

Cancellation policy

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

Explore Matera's Rocky Landscape Infused with History

On your tuk-tuk ride, admire a city built on a series of rocky river ridges and ravines, and soak up breathtaking views of this ancient heritage site. Learn everything about Matera from your English or Italian-speaking guide and even enjoy an audio guide. See the distinctive shape of the cave houses, carved from the soft limestone that makes up the rocky cliffs, dotting the landscape like honeycombs.

Arrive at the heart of the historical center, the Vittorio Veneto Square. Here, the imposing Matera Cathedral dominates the skyline, its ornate facade a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Travel back in time with a visit to the Cave House, a site inhabited by the poor and the marginalized sections of society until only 50 years ago. Cave houses were divided into different cooking, sleeping, and living spaces. Observe the rough-hewn walls, ancient artifacts, and tools scattered throughout the rooms.

Stop to capture exquisite photos of the expansive views of both districts of Matera – Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso.

Itinerary

  • Vittorio Veneto Square

  • Church of Purgatory

  • Matera Cathedral

  • St. John's Church

  • Panoramic views of Sasso Barisano

  • Panoramic views of Sasso Caveoso

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • The experience could be canceled in case of adverse weather conditions.

  • 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 tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Martulli Viaggi - Tour & Experience.

  • Address: Via Alessandro Volta, 5, 75100 Matera MT, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Matera - Piazza Matteotti. It is a quick 11-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 601.01R, 650R, 710.05 and more to get you there.

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