Matera activities, tickets and more

Tours & Sightseeing

Discover Matera Walking Tour

Join this amazing walking tour to discover beautiful Matera, which will be a European Capital of Culture in 2019.Approach Matera from virtually any direction and your first glimpse of its famous sassi is sure to stay in your memory forever.Haunting and beautiful, the sassi sprawl below the rim of a yawning ravine like a giant nativity scene. The old town is simply unique and warrants at least a day of exploration and aimless wandering.Although many buildings are crumbling and abandoned, others have been restored and transformed into cosy abodes, restaurants and swish cave-hotels. On the cliff top, the new town is a lively place, with its elegant churches, palazzi and especially the pedestrianised Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
2 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Puglia Full-Day Tour with Bari, Alberobello, Castel del Monte

Discover the Puglia's highlights in this full-day tour. Visit the UNESCO sites of Bari, Alberobello, Matera and Castel del Monte. Drive through ancient roads, among olive trees and Roman ruins and taste local food and wine.pick up 8,30am from your accomodation or established point !
9 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Matera Caves 2-Hour Guided Tour with Food Sampling

The Tour starts from Piazza Pascoli with a historical/architectural and anthropological introduction of the Sassi with the background of the wonderful view on the Sasso Caveoso. The tour continues towards Sasso Caveoso where it will be possible to admire Piazza S. Pietro Caveoso and the Rupestrian ChurchThe next stops are at a typically furnished cave house, which will allow us to perceive the 'painful humanity' of this peasant world. After traveling in time and space from the Paleolithic to our days the tour ends with a small tasting of typical products included in the price.Enjoy a guided tour conducted by a licensed guide in the beautiful Matera!
2 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Matera Day Trip from Bari with Food Tasting

Matera has been elected Capital of Culture 2019. This experience departs from Bari and you will be transferred to Matera by comfortable minivan. Once in Matera, start your walking tour from the old town with a magnificent view of the Sasso Barisano. Appreciated and visited for its stones, Matera also offers many other pearls of beauty and culture.
6 hours
Walking & Biking Tours

Guided Tour of Italy's Sassi di Matera: Parco della Murgia Materana - Murgia Materana Park

Join your expert guide in these 2 hours Guided Tour Of Parco della Murgia Materana and Rock Churches.The vast Murgia plateau that faces the Sassi of Matera is the "Regional Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera" since 2007 also declared World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is a vast rocky hill area marked by deep karstic fissures called "Gravine"; During this historical-naturalistic walk the visitor can walk, through the narration of the guide, the man's journey starting from the settlements of the Paleolithic, to the entrenched villages of the Neolithic of "Murgia Timone", from the medieval pastoral communities to the rock settlements of the eremitic communities Greek-Byzantine that founded on this plateau have founded cenobes, graduations and Rupestrian Churches where the impervious and silent nature could approach the essence of the divine.
2 hours
Private & Custom Tours

Half-day Private Tour From Bari to Matera and Sassi

Experience Matera's, whose configuration and contrasting landscapes won a UNESCO World Heritage Site title at 1993. Also visit Sassi, an ancient city whose origins are lost in prehistory, and is rightly considered to be one of the world's oldest human dwellings, and geologically recalls the ancient Jerusalem and Cappadocia. Matera is also highly appreciated as a place to shoot movies, such as 'King David' with Richard Gere, 'The Passion of the Christ' directed by Mel Gibson and many others.
4 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Italian Hands-on Private Cooking Class in Matera

Learn the secrets of the authentic Italian cuisine and its genuine ingredients through our private hands-on cooking classes in Matera. Get to know the Italian and local culture through its food and wine; chat and have a glass of wine during the cooking lesson and relax while you dine. You’ll cook 4 traditional dishes that you can easily reproduce at home and enjoy the masterpiece you’ve just learned to prepare!
4 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours


Giovinazzo is a suggestive peculiar city, with a unique and characteristique apulian old town and it ha salso a beautiful turistic port with a lively night life and amazing public beaches and clubs. According to the legend “Jovis Natio” was founded from the legendary heroe Perseus, Jupiter’s son. Giovinazzo honours these origins standing out among the jewels of the adriatic coast. We suggest you a guided tour which will give you an overview of the city: from the oldest little street of the old town, to the important cultural and historical heritage of the noble palaces and the Magnificent Cathedral. The old town has different point of interest: the old “Arco Traiano”, wanted by the famous Emperor with surrounding walls to protect the city; the “Torrione Aragonese” (know as “U Tammurre” – “The Drum” in local dialect), because of its shape.
2 hours
Private & Custom Tours


The tour is available starting from Naples, from Sorrento or from Salerno. Is a long day (around 10 hrs) but you will visit one of the Unesco world heritage site. The Rione Sassi is the ancient settlement of Matera and is known as one of the most ancient city in the world, the origin date back to the Paleolithic time.  In 2004 the entire area was the movie set for the famous movie "The Passion of Christ" directed by Meal Gibson. The private tour of Sassi area (is a walking tour) will be provided by an authorized local licensed guide.
10 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Visita Guidata Parco della Murgia Materana e delle Chiese Rupestri

Il vasto altopiano Murgico che fronteggia i Sassi di Matera costituisce il Parco Regionale delle Chiese Rupestri del Materano dal 2007 dichiarato anche Patrimonio Mondiale dell' Umanità dall' Unesco. Si tratta di una vasta area collinare rocciosa segnata da profonde fenditure carsiche chiamate: Gravine; Durante questa passeggiata Storico Naturalistica il visitatore potrà percorrere, attraverso la narrazione della guida, il cammino dell' uomo partendo dagli insediamenti del Paleolitico, ai villaggi trincerati del Neolitico di Murgia Timone, dalle comunità pastorali del medioevo agli insediamenti rupestri delle comunità eremitiche greco-bizantine che proprio su questo altopiano hanno fondato cenobi, lauree e Chiese Rupestri dove la natura impervia e silenziosa poteva avvicinare all'essenza del divino. Il meraviglioso affaccio a strapiombo sul canyon offre al visitatore la percezione di avere il cielo stellato sotto i piedi di una galassia capovolta.
2 hours