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Witness some of the first human settlements known in Italy at Sassi di Matera. Making up the ancient village of Matera, the series of prehistoric, cavern-carved stone structures seem similar to Jerusalem or Cappadocia. Take a tour of an ancient cave house, or visit one of the town's seven Benedictine settlements. The 16th-century Rocky Church of the Holy Spirit sits atop the highest point in the town. You can walk the limestone cliffs surrounding the village for a view of the stone city, which is a World Heritage Site. You'll also see many of the sites used in Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ." See Sassi di Matera and all Matera has to offer by arranging your trip with our Matera sightseeing planner.
Tours to Sassi di Matera
BOOK WITH VIATOR Ape Calessino Tour Sassi of Matera "Standard"
Duration: 40min - 45min
Tours from $38 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day Tour in Matera - European Capital of Culture 2019
Tours from $93 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Guided Tour on the Scenes of the Film 007 No Time to Die in Matera
Tours from $60 ›
Sassi di Matera reviews
Very picturesque town! Lots of Tuk-tuks and tour guides to take you around and show you the highlites. I’m a James Bonds fan so enjoyed the views
Very picturesque town! Lots of Tuk-tuks and tour guides to take you around and show you the highlites. I’m a James Bonds fan so enjoyed the views more »
The site of Matera a city built along a canyon and natural grottoes allowed for numerous troglodytes dwellings. Dominated by an ancient cathedral and including many churches and palaces the whole...
The site of Matera a city built along a canyon and natural grottoes allowed for numerous troglodytes dwellings. Dominated by an ancient cathedral and including many churches and palaces the whole... more »
Wonderful and charming place. We visited as part of the tour that helped to learn about the area and skip queue when entering old house dwellings and one of the stone churches. Place got really busy around lunchtime, so perhaps better to plan to visit early in the morning. Toilet facilities are not free, so make sure to have some euro coins.
Beautiful place, unique in the world. It looks going back in time. The architecture and the atmosphere of the place makes everything magic. You can find a lot of bed and breakfast where staying, but be ready to walk with the luggages. The town itself is small but nice. A guided tour is suggested to reach the best angles and to know where the movie sets have been placed. It could be also very romantic, if you come with the right person of course. You need the car or an organized tour to reach the place, but once you are here it is not needed. Highly recommended
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