Matera Caves 2-Hour Guided Tour with Food Sampling

Tours & Sightseeing in Matera

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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 ChurcheThe next stops are at a typically furnished cave house, which will allow us to perceive the 'painful humanity' of this peasant world. After traveling this loop around the two districts and 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!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, Matera, Province of Matera, BasilicataThe rupestrian church of Santa Lucia alle Malve is the first female monastic settlement of the Benedictine Order, dating back to the VIII century, and the most important in the history of the city of Matera. Santa Lucia alle Malve is a church in rock of considerable size that develops in three distinct naves that despite having undergone heavy upheavals, after the abandonment by the monastic community, has left many of those signs to allow, with a hint of imagination , to reconstruct its planimetric and architectural development.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, Matera, Province of Matera, BasilicataCasa grotta is a typical dwelling of the maternal, peasant culture , is accurately furnished in the period style in which it was inhabited, to better understand the uses and customs of our ancestors.Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve
  • Entry/Admission - Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide