How much time for Matera ?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jul 21, 2012 6:10 AM Last Post By: rangamashi
Jul 13, 2012 6:15 AM
How much time for Matera ?Hi , as per my current plan I am arriving in Matera around noon on a Saturday and departing early on Monday morning .
Is this too much time for Matera? Not sure what to do there once I have seen the cave dwellings .
Since there is no public transport on Sunday , I will have to remain in Matera and cannot vist any nearby places.
Since I will have to take the train to Matera from Bari, one option is to do a short trip of a few hours to Trani and then reach Matera late on the Saturday ....
Would this be a better alternative ?
Really appreciate all advice . Thanks
Jul 13, 2012 6:55 AM
1For me a full day is enough for Matera.....I don't remember much to do there apart from visit the cave dwellings.There are a couple of museums and churches if you have more time.I think arriving Saturday evening and leaving Monday morning would be fine.
Jul 13, 2012 5:43 PM
2Thanks Lucapal , that's what I was thinking ... will get to Matera on Sat evening .
Now how best to spend the day on Saturday . I will be reaching Bari ( from Martina Franca) in the morning , say around 11 am . Can keep my bags at the train station . Then is it worth going to Trani for 3-4 hours (maybe over lunch) or is there enough in Bari to keep me occupied ?
Jul 14, 2012 2:38 AM
3I've stayed two half days and one night in Matera and regret that i didn't stay for a second night as it certainly was one of the highlights in the area for us. Matera is magical. Bear in mind that the sassi (the cave dwellings) is a huge labyrinth which keeps on surprising you with stunning views. A walk from A to B there looks totally different compared to the walk back from B to A, and so on.
By all means try to sleep within the sassi area, there are many b&b's there. We had a room with a private rooftop terrace in the excellent and cheap b&b Domus del Barisano. Unfortunately i don't find their link anymore.
Trani is fine. I can't comment on Bari though.
Jul 14, 2012 5:05 AM
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