Walking Tour of Matera at Sunset

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Walking Tour of Matera at Sunset

From $41.20 per person

Stroll through the city of Matera at sunset for a walking tour from another point of view as you wander among ancient cave dwellings with a tour guide to learn the history of Matera and visit its most fascinating locations.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy the sunset as you wander around Matera
  • Walk through the two "Sassi" districts
  • Learn about the ancient history of Matera
  • Look out over the Murgia National Park
Full description
Begin your journey at Matera’s main square, the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where you will meet the tour guide who will take you on a walking tour of the city of the "Sassi", a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the European Capital of Culture 2019. From 6 PM explore Matera as the sun sets and the city’s lights flicker on, illuminating the human dwellings that have existed in the Sassi di Matera since the Paleolithic period. Explore the ancient districts of Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso where houses and churches were dug into the rock. Take an optional guided visit of a cave-dwelling before heading to one of the highest points of the city, where you can visit a Rupestrian church and hear more about the history of Matera from your guide. The historic center of Matera also allows you to look out from the many balconies to view the Sassi and the Murgia National Park below.
  • Tour guide
  • The entry price for the Rupestrian church and cave-dwelling is €2-€3 each
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    4.8 / 5

    based on 16 reviews

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    Visit managed very well. Excellent and perfect guide Andrea Moselli. Prepared, very good at creating interest for each area visited, great ability to manage the group. Area of organizational improvement: in the message with the info concerning the meeting point for the departure of the tour, a different name was indicated compared to the point itself (Infosassi instead of MateraInfo).

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    August 27, 2019

    Mario was passionate, enthusiastic and very informative about Matera and it's fascinating history. Mario maintained a good pace with welcome rest bites along the way. We encourage others visiting Matera to do this tour early on so you have the local knowledge.

    September 5, 2019

    Simply unique

    Favor city .... it really seems to be part of a crib, however knowing the history of Matera it is no wonder that in such a short time as a shame city of Italy today it has become the capital of culture. Sometimes miracles happen.

    August 26, 2019

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