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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: Sasso Caveoso and Civita

Matera, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Explore the unique cave dwellings of Matera along with other historic parts of the town with this 2-hour guided tour. Join a knowledgeable local guide for a look at the incredible caves – including churches carved right from the rock – that made Matera a UNESCO World Heritage Site and inspired Mel Gibson to use the ancient town as the setting for his 2004 film 'The Passion.' At the end of the tour, enjoy a sampling of local foods.
  • 2-hour guided tour of Matera
  • Explorethe famous 'sassi,' ancient cave dwellings
  • Seean ancient church carved from the rock
  • Walk through Matera's charming streets
  • Sample local foods
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Departure Point

Via Domenico Ridola, 61, 75100 Matera MT, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • k-way
  • umbrella
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Altieri Viaggi

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We had a private walking tour of...
Ines Kar Yee L
, Jul 2017
We had a private walking tour of Matera, very informative and interesting, a bit hot to do it noon time in summer months. Casa Grotto was interesting and gives a view of past living condition in the sassi.
I can highly recommend getting a...
Mrs A B
, Jul 2017
I can highly recommend getting a guided tour of the Two Sassi . You could try and find your way round but it would be difficult to understand what you are seeing without a guide. Stephanie our guide was great. There are quite a lot of steps and not a lot of shade so take water and sensible footwear.

Product code: 14534P6

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