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Guided Tour of Sassi of Matera

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2 hrs 15 mins
Guided tour

Discover the rich history and culture of Sassi of Matera, a quaint ancient Italian town, and explore its unique rocky architecture with a certified guide.


  • Explore the districts of Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso, situated in the UNESCO site of Sassi of Matera, on this guided tour.

  • Visit the cave houses of Sassi, built more than 7000 years ago, and learn about the churches of Saint Anthony Abbot and Antonio Abate.

  • Experience the region’s distinctive musical culture as you attend a cupa-cupa traditional music show.

  • Choose from tour options in the language of your choice – English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian.

  • Fun Fact: Matera was awarded the ‘European Capital of Culture’ title by the European Commission in 2019.


  • 2-hr and 15-min guided tour of Sassi of Matera

  • Certified multilingual guide

  • Entry to Church of Saint Anthony Abbot

  • Entry to the cave house 'C’era una volta'

  • Map of the city

cancellation policy

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

Discover the Charming Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso

Matera is home to a unique form of rock-cut architecture known as 'sassi' or stones in English. On this tour with an expert guide, walk through winding alleys and narrow streets that are lined with centuries-old houses. Witness breathtaking views of your surroundings and explore quaint cafes that serve authentic regional cuisine.

Explore the Cave House and the Rocky Churches

Visit a cave house and witness kitchens, bedrooms, and living spaces carved solely out of tuff stone. Travel to the rocky churches and view stunning frescoes and carvings that date back to the 13th century. As you wander through the churches of Saint Anthony Abbot, San Pietro Caveoso, and Sant’Antonio Abate, you'll be struck by their peaceful atmosphere and the sense of reverence that permeates the space.

Enjoy cupa-cupa traditional music show as part of your experience. Listen to regional folk music that has been passed down through generations, performed by talented local musicians.


  • Piazza San Francesco

  • Civita

  • Via dei Fiorentini

  • Church of Sant’Antonio Abate

  • Traditional cave house

  • Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia

  • San Pietro Caveoso

  • Piazzetta Pascoli

Important Information

  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed on the experience.

  • Photography is permitted during the experience.

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • 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.

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  • Please check your final voucher for meeting point instructions.
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