Matera 3 hours walking tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Matera
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Tour description

Live a suggestive walk of 3 hours 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 Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019: Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano.Discover the post-medieval and the baroque districts, the rock churches, the 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.

- The tour in Matera will start visiting 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 such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson have respectively filmed "The Gospel according to Matthew" and "The Passion of Christ"- 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.

What's included

  • Guidance and assistance by a certified local guide for the entire duration of the tour

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Tickets for a rupestrian church with frescoes and a typically furnished casagrotta.