Day Trips & Excursions in Italy
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Tour description

Explore the Matera and the Amalfi Coast without the stress of planning on a day tour with convenient round-trip transport from Naples accommodations. Going with a guide ensures you see top landmarks as well as hidden gems often missed by visitors. With stops that range from Byzantine churches to an authentic eatery in Sassi, the day’s itinerary offers a comprehensive overview of the best that Matera has to offer.

Matera is one of the most interesting and singular tourist destinations in Italy. It is located southern Italy in  Basilicata region. Matera is named also the European Cultural Capital for the year 2019.  After you are greeted at your hotel in Naples you will make your way from Naples bay to the town of Matera. Matera is know for its extensive and ancient cave dwellings, the sassi, that were inhabited as far back as Paleolithic times. The highlights in the sassi are a series of ancient, Byzantine style churches. Santa Maria de Idris is carved into the rock pinnacle perched on a rock ledge overhanging the ravine.  While spending the morning in the Sassi, afternoon after lunch a typical at a local place, you have time to explore the actual town, starting with a visit at Cathedral which is the highest point in the city.  The walls and columns in the Cathedral are painted a light blue with opulent gold trim and the nave is lined with chapels on both sides, another highlight is the small but very interesting Church of the Purgatorio, the interior is heavenly light blue color and colorful frescoes adorn the walls, but a dramatic counterpoint to the skull and crossbones and stern admonitions posted on the exterior of the church Late afternoon the driver will take you back to your hotel in Naples Sorrento or Amalfi coast. The estimate departure from wherever you are is 8.00am The estimate return is approximately around 7.00pm.

What's included

  • Mercedes Van or sedan with driver
  • fuel
  • toll
  • wifi free
  • water included

What's not included

  • Entrance fees and tour guide
  • food
  • gratuity (optionl)