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Discover Matera Walking Tour
"The tour goes around the Caveoso District of the Sassi of Matera. During the tour it's possible to visit one cave dwelling and one Church. At the end you can visit the part of the historical centre with Barroque Churches. Approach Matera from vir the sassi sprawl below the rim of a yawning ravine like a giant nativity scene. The old town is simply unique and warrants at least a day of exploration and aimless wandering.Although many buildings are crumbling and abandoned others have been restored and transformed into cosy abodes restaurants and swish cave-hotels. On the cliff top the new town is a lively place with its elegant churches palazzi and especially the pedestrianised Piazza Vittorio Veneto."
From EUR39.00
 
"Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari
"Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari Trulli of Alberobello Castel del Monte and Sassi of Matera ""Meet you guide in Bari in the morning and head to Bari old town. Learn about the history of the city and see Bari Cathedral Basilica di San Nicola and Piazza Ferrarese. Next head to Alberobello. Get a glimpse of what life was like inside the trulli and marvel at its unique buildings. These cone-shaped drywall houses
From EUR275.00
 
Half-day Private Tour From Bari to Matera and Sassi
"After you have met your professional English-speaking driver at the Bari port you can relax on a 90-minute journey to the fabulous Matera. You will get the chance to walk through streets of the so-called ""underground city"" which is made ​​of caves with houses carved into the rock rock churches with frescoes and ancients buildings. Matera is also highly appreciated as a place to shoot movies such as 'King David' with Richard Gere 'The Passion of the Christ' directed by Mel Gibson and many others.Starting from the area called “the Piano” (flat) the last level of urban development on top of Sassi
From EUR107.00

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Piazza Duomo 14, Matera, 75100, Italy
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Piazza San Pietro Caveoso - Rione Pianelle, Matera
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San Giovanni Vecchio, 89, Sasso Barisano, Matera, 75100, Italy
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Via Ridola, 5, Matera, 75100, Italy
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Via Casalnuovo 32, 75100
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Via Civita 28, Matera, 75100, Italy
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San Francesco d’Assisi Church

In the church of San Francesco d'Assisi there's a few stained glass windows and couple of memorials. The stained glass windows are beautiful made but i just couldn't find any information on them. In...
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Chiesa San Pietro Caveoso

When I have stepped in the church of San Pietro Caveoso I could see that were not many windows except from few and very small in size. The whole place it was dark as there wasn't too much lighting...
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Piazza S. Pietro Caveoso

When you are in the San't Pietro Caveoso Piazza you will see the archway next to the clergy and offices of San't Pietro church but there's are couple of items that caught my eye. The first one it...
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St Peter of Monterrone the Rock Church

The cave church of St Peter of Monterrone it was carved out of the rock in the 11th century to house St Peter and St Paul while the main church in the square it was under construction as they had to...
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The Purgatory Church

The interior of the Purgatory church it has taken my breath away from the colours, the Baroque design and of course how well the condition it was inside. The church it was completed in 1747 by...
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Palombaro Lungo

We started the tour by climbing down a staircase and all through the cistern we were walking along steel platforms going in and out of tunnels with a guide that gave us the history and pinpointed the...
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Views from Sasso Caveoso

When I climb up to the Convent of San Antonio, the views towards Sasso Barisano and the Civita where the cathedral and the centre of Matera is located in my opinion are the best. I must have climbed...
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Matera City Tours

When I have arrived in Matera, Matera City Tours it was the first information place I have seen so i went in to pick up a map of the city and get information about tours and other things to do around...
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"A stoned city"
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hquittner

"From Shameful Slum to UNESCO Seal of Approval"
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metteks

"The uniques sassis of Matera"
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Maidstoneman

"Matera - city of the sassi"
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iconechinoise

"matera citta della "PASSIONE""
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