Matera in detail



The maps Carta Turistica di Matera and Matera: Percorsi Turistici (€1.50), available from various travel agencies, bookstores and hotels around town, describe a number of itineraries through the sassi and the gorge.


Tourist Information

Basilicata Turistica ( is the official tourist website with useful information on history, culture, attractions and sights. Sassiweb ( is another informative website on Matera. Quite a few private operators also advertise themselves as tourist information offices. They're there to sell tours, generally, but can still give good (if not impartial) advice.

Parco Archeologico Storico Naturale delle Chiese Rupestri del Materano For info on Parco della Murgia Materana.

InfoMatera This private operator in Matera's new town offers advice on sights, accommodation, tours and more.

Tourist Information Centre Centrally located. Includes galleries focusing on Matera's history and its role as a European Capital of Culture in 2019.

Jazzo Gattini Home to the visitor centre of the Parco della Murgia Materana.