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Discovering Matera

Discovering Matera

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Following the COVID-19 pandemic, this tour will be carried out with radio transmitter and receiver for each participant, in order to comply with the contact rules. An immersive experience to discover all that makes Matera unique by discovering motherhood and trying to enter, even in the philosophy of life of this strange and unique city. Together with me, Renato, or one of my collaborators such as Sara, Gaetano and Domenico, all licensed guides with a visceral passion and love for the city. The city of Matera, with its ancient neighborhoods, the Sassi, is considered among the oldest in the world. An authentic open-air museum that describes man's life from the Stone Age to the present day with spectacular continuity. Not really touristic tour, step by step you will discover the history of the city, the tales and the vicissitudes of those who lived in the Sassi as well as art, architecture. a 360 ° analysis of Matera "Shame of Italy" and "World Heritage Site".
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.10
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$30.10
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Guided Tour of Matera Sassi

Guided Tour of Matera Sassi

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The UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera is both captivating and mysterious. With this guided tour, take a deep dive into the history of this unique rupestrian city, named a 2019 European Capital of Culture. Explore its hidden dwellings and churches carved directly into the cliff, the setting for a number of films, including Ben Hur. Cap off the tour with a tasting of local specialties from Matera.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.53
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$18.53
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Places of Matera, the city of

Places of Matera, the city of "Sassi"

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The tour guide outside the Cathedral and walking tour, through culture, history, tales and legends, where in the bronze age, according the findings, a built up area was born to shape the first city.Secondly we will go to "Sasso Barisano" where we will find how life was spent in the past through old trades, customs, proofs and habits. Then we will cross the old town, coasting the "Civita", enjoying the view of the Park of Materana Murgia on the front side, so that we will head towards the rupestrian complex where you can see rupestrian churches and cave dwellings.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.11
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$74.11
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Private Panoramic Tour with Piaggio Ape Calessino in Matera

Private Panoramic Tour with Piaggio Ape Calessino in Matera

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Unique panoramic tour on board the historic Piaggio Ape Calessino, it will give you an indelible memory of the splendid Matera. Customizable for your every need.
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  • 45 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.51
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$32.51
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Private walking tour in Matera

Private walking tour in Matera

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Private tour with a multilingual tour guide that will lead just you discovering the city and its history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.17
Price varies by group size
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$48.17
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Walking Tour Matera

Walking Tour Matera

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You will visit Matera with a local tour guide that knows the city and will lead you to discover it as only an inhabitant can do.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.10
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$30.10
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Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

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Get more out of your visit to Sassi di Matera with a guide to show you the best ways around the area. Along with leading you through the region, your guide will also tell you interesting historical and cultural facts as you go. Plus, see tops attractions such as Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.65
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$186.65
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Long Private Panoramic Tour with Ape Calessino in Matera

Long Private Panoramic Tour with Ape Calessino in Matera

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Private panoramic tour of the historic districts of the city, aboard the historic Ape Calessino Piaggio. You will not share the tour with other guests.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.17
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$48.17
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Private Tour: Matera Sassi Experience with Official Guide

Private Tour: Matera Sassi Experience with Official Guide

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We will visit a beautiful UNESCO site like the Sassi of Matera: SASSI represents an extraordinary urban ecosystem able to perpetuate the most distant prehistoric ways of the past to live in caves up to modernity. Known as "the Underground City", Matera is famous for being one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. On October 17, 2014, Matera was declared the European Capital of Culture for 2019.
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  • 3 hours
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$252.88
per group
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$252.88
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Guided Tour of Parco Murgia

Guided Tour of Parco Murgia

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On this in-depth guided tour of Parca della Murgia, you’ll get an insider’s introduction to the stunning, underground Rupestrian churches that Matera is famous for. Get a peek at 150 rock churches, including fresco-filled San Falcion and 17th-century Madonna delle Tre Porte. Tours include admission fees to the park and a guided excursion.
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  • 2 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.89
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$30.89
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Excursion of the Sassi of Matera of 3h Complete

Excursion of the Sassi of Matera of 3h Complete

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Discover the city of Matera in a journey through the city of the Piano with its Baroque churches, the Rione Civita where the cathedral in Apulian Romanesque style, and the two famous Sassi, Barisano and Caveoso districts, defined for their beauty and history a true cultural landscape.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.23
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$43.23

Full immersion walking tour of Matera

Full immersion walking tour of Matera

With this walking tour you will immerse yourself in this faboulous city, you will see many places, so that you will have a larger point of view about the old town, through old works and traditions, rupestrian churches and frescoes as well as the "Piano", the city centre which was built in the XVII century. You will also taste a bread typical of Altamura and a cheese typical of Andria.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.81
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$98.81
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Private guide Castelmezzano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

Private guide Castelmezzano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

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Castelmezzano, surrounded by a rocky landscape, has preserved the original medieval urban layout with houses built on the rock according to the ancient form of terracing, with the roofs in stone slabs. The walking tour will take you to the discovery of the historical center. It will be discovered how Castelmezzano at the time of the Crusades was an important stop for the knights who went to the Holy Land. Here you will also visit the Mother Church of Santa Maria (called dell'Olmo) made of local stone with inside a wooden statue of the Madonna with Child and a wooden baroque altar. The tour will continue in the village among the palaces built by noble families such as the great ducal palace of De Lerma, the last lords of Castelmezzano. The tour will end with a visit to the ruins of the Norman-Swabian castle and the narrow and very steep Norman staircase, the staircase was dug into the rock to lead the soldiers to a high place to watch over the fortress
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.86
per group
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$246.86
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Matera and Alberobello Private Day Tour from Rome

Matera and Alberobello Private Day Tour from Rome

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Matera it's one of the oldest towns in the world, having been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic age. That's roughly 7,000 years !! In the 1950s Matera was a town forgotten by the Italian government. Eventually it was coerced into doing something about the people who lived here in appaling conditions, and built a new town nearby before moving the whole town out of their prehistoric cave dwellings. Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in Southern Italy, is a strange and picturesque destination. The small town has been included in the UNESCO world heritage site. Looking like igloos, constructed out of pure stone, the beehive-shape structures, have origins that dates back to the 15th century and maybe older. The trulli, found nowhere else in the world, are built of local limestone.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$897.11
Price varies by group size
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$897.11
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Visit of Bari and Matera during the day

Visit of Bari and Matera during the day

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Thanks to this tour, in one day, it will be possible to visit Bari and Matera, that is some of the most beautiful places in the area.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$302.60
per group
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$302.60
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Tour of the Sassi of Matera

Tour of the Sassi of Matera

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The itinerary winds along alternative and less touristic routes to discover the most hidden and authentic corners of the historic center. The historical story is accompanied by the social story of the local guide who will involve customers by narrating anecdotes and stories of past life
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.48
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$138.48
Price varies by group size

Apulia Coast To Coast

Apulia Coast To Coast

Puglia is one of Italy’s most captivating regions, with unique architecture, charming villages, and a spectacular coastline. With this tour, enjoy the highlights without the hassle of organizing tricky travel logistics. Explore the city of Bari and towns of Ostuni, Alberobello, Monopoli, and Polignano a Mare with a guide, as well as the UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera in neighboring Basilicata.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$447.95
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$447.95

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Join this fascinating 2-hour private tour of the Matera Sassi. Meet your expert guide in Piazzetta Pascoli, a viewpoint with a breathtaking panorama over the stones of Matera. Make your way down narrow stairways into the heart of Sasso Caveoso, one of the two Civita' districts, towards the baroque style church, San Pietro Caveoso. Venture inside a rupestrian church (carved into the rock), visit Santa Maria di Idris, set into a large, limestone rock and the ancient monastery, Santa Lucia alle Malve that has remarkable 1000 year old frescoes. Head up a stairway to see a cave house and get an understanding how people once lived. In the Sasso Barisano district you can admire the churches of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare and the stunning Romanesque Cathedral. Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site and chosen location for numerous Hollywood movies. Together with your guide you'll discover the magic, history, architecture and stories of the exquisite Matera.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.96
Price varies by group size
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$46.96
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Matera Private Day Tour from Rome

Matera Private Day Tour from Rome

Matera is a source of shame for Italy, a place of poverty, high quality of childhood mortality, where people lived in caves without electricity , running water or sewage. Carlo Levi's book "Christ Stopped at Eboli" raised awareness of the desperate conditions people were living in and about half the 30,000 population were moved to new homes in the modern part of the city between 1953 and 1968. Matera is located in a remote corner of Southern Italy in the small region Basilicata. It was not the only reason why it has been managed to remain unknown, especially since it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 and restaurants. Do not miss to visit Matera!
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$740.57
Price varies by group size
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$740.57
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MATERA 2019 - Half day private tour

MATERA 2019 - Half day private tour

Explore Matera without the hassle of planning on a private 1.5-hour tour to the city’s top landmarks, including the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Cattedrale di Matera, and its renowned ancient cave dwellings. Going with a guide ensures you never get lost, as well as learn more about Matera than you might from a guidebook. For your convenience, round-trip hotel transport is included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.88
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$252.88
Price varies by group size

Food, Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Matera

Food, Wine and Sightseeing Tour of Matera

Explore Matera in the afternoon with a private tour including both the city’s landmarks and tasting of its food and wines. Visit different restaurants and food shops for tastings of authentic local food specialties and wines, and view important highlights such as the Church of Purgatorio, the Sasso Barisano and the typically furnished house-grotto. Your tour includes food and wine tastings, a 2-course dinner, and snacks. Get great views of the city at night Hear insightful commentary from the guide See more with a private guide who customizes the tour to your interests
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.62
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$109.62
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Bari and Monopoli departing from Matera

Bari and Monopoli departing from Matera

Start from the splendid city of Matera to reach two beautiful places close to the sea: Bari and Monopoli. During this splendid tour you will be able to admire the peculiarities of both cities rich in history and culture.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.01
Price varies by group size
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$247.01
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Alberobello and Locorotondo departing from Matera

Alberobello and Locorotondo departing from Matera

The Alberobello and Locorotondo tour with transfer from Matera allows you to discover the Itria Valley and above all two splendid cities, Alberobello, known for its famous Trulli, UNESCO Heritage since 1996 and the beautiful Locorotondo
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.32
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$222.32
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Matera by night private walking tour

Matera by night private walking tour

Private walking tour guided by a licensed tour guide that will lead you to discover Matera in the evening with the lighting that make the city as a living nativity.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.17
Price varies by group size
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$48.17
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