8. From Alberobello: Matera Day Tour
Start your day by meeting your driver in the center of Alberobello before departing by minivan for your day tour. After a short, scenic drive you will reach Matera.
The guided tour make you discover the typical Sassi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The tour start in the Pascoli square, with a wonderful view of the Sasso Caveoso and the hill called Murgia. Marvel at panoramic views of the city from a unique perspective.
The guided tour continues towards Palazzo Lanfranchi palace, houses the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, and the nearby church of the Carmine and through the heart of the old buildings to the church of San Pietro Caveoso.
Visit to a typical "Casa Grotta, typically furnished cave dwelling excavated in the rock with furniture of rural culture to the beginning of 1900.
After a pleasant walk, we will visit the rupestrian church of Santa Lucia alle Malve, the church in rock, 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.
The tour continues to the Sasso Barisano following the ancient ravine and return to the center of town and walk around the baroque area with a visit to the most important churches in this style: St. Clare and St. Francesco di Assisi.
End of the tour with the discovery of the Romanesque cathedral.
After the tour, once your time in Matera is up, you will return comfortably to Alberobello by Minivan