Guided tour

Matera: Guided Walking Tour

Matera: Guided Walking Tour


From US$ 26.26 per person

A guided walking tour in Matera, a UNESCO site and 2019 European Capital of Culture. A local tour guide will lead you to discover the "Sassi", a historic town where you'll see cave houses and rupestrian churches.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Admire the landascape of the "Sassi"
  • Stroll between the ancient neighborhood of Sasso Barisano and Sasso caveoso
  • Share your excursion with other curious travelers
Full description

You will meet a local tour guide in the main square, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where you'll begin your walking tour admiring the landscape of the historic center from unique viewpoints. Then the tour will lead you through the historic center, covering topics of Matera history on the way.

Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture, an important acknowledgment for its history and beauty which has been carved in stone. 

Walking among the "Sassi" (the ancient neighborhoods of Sasso Barisano e Sasso Caveoso), you will discover the cave houses and churches carved in the rock, as well as the newly restored Cathedral.

From the Cathedral which is built on a high point of the hill, you will enjoy enchanting views over the historic center and of Murgia Materana Park, an area characterized by hills and Mediterranean vegetation. 

Over the course of 2 hours, you will be completely immersed in a magical unique land, seeing all of the major sights of Matera.

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Rock Church entrance
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Matera Tourist Information point in Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • This tour is free for children under 6 years of age
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 241 reviews

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    The tour was very well organized. Our local guide Lucia was really very amazing, kind and knew all about the place. She guided us among the Sassi explaining lots of things that are unknown if you do not have a local guide. I was very satisfied and I recommend this tour

    November 19, 2022

    Giuseppe, our guide, accompanied us in the streets of Matera telling us at every step history, curiosities and fragments of his childhood in a Matera still not rediscovered by the Italian state. I really thank him because being a tour guide is this, not just knowledge. Thanks Giuseppe! Really professional and personable.

    August 19, 2022

    The guided tour in Matera was truly exceptional; the city is splendid, you know, but hearing it tell Grazia for almost 3 hours, listening to the history of the city and every corner makes the visit much more interesting; three hours flying, even for our children between 8 and 15 years. I warmly recommend this guided tour to everyone and especially families.

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    August 19, 2022

    Product ID: 215133