If you are planning a visit to Matera, you cannot miss the Guided Tour of the Sassi, a unique experience that will take you on a journey of discovery through the cultural and historical heritage of this city. The tour starts from Vittorio Veneto Square, a beautiful nineteenth-century square with a panoramic view of the Civita and Sasso Barisano, where you will meet the authorized guide who will accompany you to explore the historic center.
During the visit, you will walk through the narrow streets and alleys of the old town, admiring important works of art and architecture.
Not only that, but you will also visit the viewpoint of Piazza Duomo with a panoramic view of Sasso Barisano, where you can admire the beauty and uniqueness of the city.
The tour continues through the steps of the Sassi, where you will have the opportunity to visit rock churches, a typical furnished cave-house, and a historic cellar, where you can taste typical local products.
The Guided Tour of the Sassi di Matera lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes and is available in several languages, including English, French, Spanish, and German (request a quote). The cost of the tour is only €20 per person (16 years old and above), with children and teenagers under 16 free of charge.
The price includes the authorized guide with a regional license, the entrance ticket to the cave-house, the entrance ticket to the rock churches of Madonna de Idris and San Giovanni Monterrone, the map of the Sassi and the historic center.
The meeting point for the Guided Tour of the Sassi di Matera is Info Matera - Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 39. The visits are guaranteed with a minimum number of 2 participants and a maximum of 20, to ensure maximum quality and an unforgettable experience.
Don't miss the opportunity to discover the history and culture of Matera with the Guided Tour of the Sassi. Book your tour now and immerse yourself in the beauty of this charming city!
CONDITIONS: Number of participants min. 2 max. 20. Departure guaranteed. DURATION: 2 hours and 30 minutes DEPARTURE TIMES: Vary according to the season (insert the date on the calendar to view the times) COST: €20.00 per person (FROM 16 YEARS OLD). Children and teenagers under 16 years old FREE. The cost includes: authorized guide with regional license, entrance ticket to the cave house, entrance ticket to the rupestrian churches of Madonna de Idris and San Giovanni Monterrone, map of the Sassi and the historic center. MEETING POINT: Info Matera - Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 39.
Visits can be conducted in English, French, Spanish, and German (request a quote).
First stepPiazza Vittorio VenetoPiazza Vittorio Veneto is a beautiful square from 1880. It offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Sasso Barisano.
Second stepPiazza del SedileAncient square and political and administrative center of the city of the Sassi which takes its name from the Palazzo del Sedile
Third stepVia Duomomain access road to the Civita, bordered by the two ancient entrance gates Porta di Juso and Porta di Suso
Fourth stepChiesa rupestre di Madonna de Idris e San Giovanni MonterroneSanta Maria de Idris and San Giovanni Monterrone date back to the 14th century and make up a complex of rock churches. This complex is known for its frescoes of great historical and artistic value, which date from the 12th to the 17th century.
Fifth stepCasa GrottaThe cave house is a typical dwelling of the Matera peasant culture, furnished with period furniture and tools to provide a more in-depth understanding of the lifestyles and traditions of our ancestors. This house-museum is a window on the past that allows you to discover how the peasants of Matera lived in the past.
tour continuationThe tour of the Sassi of Matera continues through the labyrinthine alleys and streets that dot this fascinating natural setting. The Sassi have been used as a set for various world-famous film productions, such as "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson and "The Gospel according to Matthew" by Pier Paolo Pasolini. The tour offers the chance to walk along the same streets that served as the backdrop for these iconic films.