Via del Castello, Matera, Province of Matera, Italy


A complete guided tour of the historic center of Matera and of the famous "Sassi"

Discover the elegant Baroque district and unique rock cut dwellings and churches of the Sassi di Matera.

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Explore the “Subterranean City” of Matera on foot with this 3-hours walking tour.

Live a suggestive walk in the history of a modern city still stuck to its origins, accompanied by a specialized local guide.

The tour in question will allow you to explore the most picturesque corners of the Sassi di MateraUNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019: Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano.

Visit the Cathedral of the Madonna della Bruna and Sant’Eustachio, the main place of worship of the city built in Romanesque style and other important Churches of the city.

Discover the post-medieval and the baroque districtsthe rock churchesthe typical houses of the rural culture as well as the beautiful landscapes that were the locations of the biblical and historical films filmed in the city.

Walk through the famous streets where great directors such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson have respectively made “The Gospel according to Matthew” and “The Passion of Christ“.


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Tour’s Details

Tour type: Walking
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Italy, Matera and Apulia
Meet Location: - The Castle in via Castello at the bus station
End Location: - Piazzetta Pascoli
Transportation method: On request can be arranged
Activity Level:
Maximum number of People: 30
Kid friendly: yes
Departure date:
Children (3-12):
Infant (0-2):
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Tour’s Program

- Our proposal for a guided tour in Matera begins with the so-called "Piano", the higher district, right above the famous Sassi.

- Visitors will immerse themselves in the timeless tranquility of the Sasso Barisano.

- After admiring the splendid cathedral, visit the Church of St Francesco and the Church of Purgatorio.

- Walking through the famous streets where great directors made the films.

- Right in the heart of Sasso Caveoso you will also have the chance to visit a cave-house (casagrotta) typically furnished according to ancient traditions.

- You will be enchanted by the beauty of the splendid frescoes of one of the most interesting cave churches of the region.
- Guidance and assistance by a certified local guide for the entire duration of the tour
- Meals
- Transport
- Tickets for a rupestrian church with frescoes and a typically furnished casa-grotta (OPTIONAL)
- We suggest to wear comfortable shoes.
- Activity level: medium difficulty.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult

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