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transport from Sorrento to Matera

by NZRaewyn

I am going to Sorrento and then want to go onto Matera - are there regular buses to matera or trains to near Matera?? Most of the inforamtion is from Puglia side
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Re: transport from Sorrento to Matera

by fraserfroz

have travelled the whole west coast of Italy including much of Sicily and Sardinia.i noticed Matera on google earth. some friends have that surname.They have 3 top Australian Rules Football players in the Matera family and live currently in Perth ,Western Australia.go to maporama.com and see this link for the fastest way to Matera.http://world.maporama.com/itinerary.aspx?SESSIONID=24ef69f1-c18d-4b07-9f7a-64845924be0f&jsEnabled=&ITI_END_country=IT&ITI_END_address=&ITI_END_zip=&ITI_END_state=&ITI_END_city=matera&ITI_END_cityCode=&ITI_END_addressCode=&ITI_END_type=address&ITI_END_name=To:&ITI_START_address=&ITI_START_city=SORRENTO&ITI_START_cityCode=64344&ITI_START_addressCode=0&ITI_START_zip=80067&ITI_START_country=IT&ITI_START_state=800&ITI_START_name=From&ITI_START_type=address

Re: transport from Sorrento to Matera

by BlueLlama

Matera is hard to get to - came from the Puglia side and ended up renting a car - but not impossible.

The problem is that it's not on the main Italian rail network and the line is is on is not extensive.

I looked at getting from Sorrento to Potenza as there are apparently frequent buses from there to Matera, but couldn't see anything on trenitalia.it for the random dates I put in. Naples to Potenza is possible, however, and can take as little as two hours.

Also, Naples to Ferrandina, a town closer to Matera that is connected to it. See www.fal-srl.it - not sure if it's a bus or train as the site crashed before I could tell but it looks good.

I think some or all of the Naples-Ferrandina trains go through Potenza so it probably depends on how you want to go about it. There are more Naples-Potenza trains it seems.

Buses from Potenza to Matera take an hour and a half.

Have a look at both trenitalia.it and fal-srl.it to work out what's best for you. Good luck!

Travel Tips for Matera

Matera - unbelievable

by turtlebella

"You won't be sorry"

Some may consider Matera to be off the beaten path. And it is, in some ways. It's not Venice or Rome or Florence. In other words, it's not on the regular Italy beat of every tourist in the world. But damned if I can figure out why not. Matera is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Haunted and haunting yet full of life. Amazing rock-cut churches. And houses, restaurants, hotels, shops in the caves. There's history, there is life, there is death, there is somberness, there is rebirth, there is tenacity and forebearance. There are vistas of i sassi, the ravine below, and the cliffs across the way. Matera is. It may be a cliche, but there isn't anywhere like Matera. Nor should there be. But you should go. Just go.

"I sassi"

People have clearly lived in the area where Matera is forever. I sassi, the dwellings cut out of the tufa, have been inhabited for a long time, until relatively recently. In the middle of the last century the Italian government forced the inhabitants of i sassi to leave, due to unhygenic conditions. And it's true, disease and poverty was rampant...too many people, no running water or sewage system, 'farm' animals and people living together. Some people find this history embarrassing, humiliating, and horrible and think i sassi should be completely abandoned and razed. Others try to romanticize i sassi. But really, i sassi are what they are and what they were, for centuries. They should not be reviled nor romanticized. Acknowledging both the recent past as well as the more distant one. A story of immigration and of living where you find yourself , of creating beauty in the midst of life, in all its grueling aspects.
People are moving back to i sassi- there is money for renovations. Hotels, B&Bs, guest houses are springing up all over both sassi districts. Parking is reserved for residents and is impossible to find. Bars and restaurants fill up with locals- well after the tourists have left, mind you. And travelers are increasingly being drawn to the charm and complex history of i sassi.

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