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2-Hour Guided Tour of Matera

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2 hrs 30 mins
Guided tour

Visit the two most significant landmarks of Matera, Sasso Caveoso and Barisano. Learn about the culture and history of the area from friendly locals, and see the filming locations of famous movies like "007."


  • Take a tour of the fascinating city of Matera and learn all about its history, culture, and stunning architecture from your expert guide in Italian or English.

  • Explore the unique Sasso di Matera, the distinctive houses carved into the rocks forming a cave-dwelling community.

  • The stunning combination of rock and greenery, rich cultural heritage, history, ancient structures, and breathtaking sunset views, are all awaiting you at this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Fun Fact: The Sassi di Matera has been used as a filming location for several movies and TV shows. These include Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ", "The Nativity Story", and the TV series "The Name of the Rose".


  • Guided walking tour

  • Admission to Cave House and Rock Crypt

  • Support in English and Italian


  • Gratuities

  • Personal expenses

cancellation policy

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

Matera, the area's stone masterpiece, rises tall and proud above the surrounding greenery as a precious asset of the Basilicata region. Its famed "Sassi" buildings, each of which is one of a kind, led to its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. These can be found in two distinct regions known as "Caveoso" and "Barisano," both of which provide stunning vistas and are worth exploring on account of their rich history and distinctive architecture dating back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. As part of your tour, you'll get the opportunity to explore a Cave House and a Rock Crypt carved into the rock on three distinct levels.

From Central Square, where you can get a great look at the Sassi, you may ascend to the Civita and the Cathedral, which towers above the city and experience a growing crescendo of sights and emotions along the way. The trip culminates at the center of the Sasso Caveoso, whose stunning caverns have offered venues for several film projects, including Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" and 007: No Time to Die, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Important Information

  • Make sure you bring along sunscreen, a hat, and water to save yourself from heat and dehydration.

  • The tour requires a lot of climbing on hills, uneven surfaces, dim light, and walking so it might not be a suitable tour for you if you have difficulty with too much exertion.


Italian Guided Tour

  • Daily: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 4pm, or 6:30pm

English Guided Tour

  • Daily: 12pm
  • 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 MIT Museum (next to “Galleria” Restaurant).

  • Address: Via San Biagio, 15, 75100 Matera MT, Italy.

  • Landmark: Under the clock building; next to Tripoli Bar.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Matera - Piazza Matteotti. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 601.01R, 650R, 650.12.6 and more to get you there.

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