Visit Matera in 1 day, walking tour in the “City of Stone” (Basilicata)

Walking tour in sharing

Visiting Matera and its ancient quarters called “Sassi”, is almost an "obligation" for those who want to take a tour between Puglia and Basilicata. Matera, in fact, is a UNESCO heritage site and was elected European Capital of Culture 2019, a precious recognition of its history and its beauty carved in stone.

WHAT WILL WE DO DURING THE WALK?

We will meet in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where it’s possible to enjoy the panoramic view on the Sasso Barisano and we will begin the guided tour in the city among the most suggestive in Southern Italy to live a unique experience. We will head towards Via Duomo, the  access road to the “Civita”, considered the oldest part of the town. Our next stop will be Piazza del Sedile, an ancient political and administrative center of the city.

You will be fascinated to discover the existence of cave houses where some inhabitants lived until the first half of the 20th century and rupestrian churches dug into the rock, which also preserve wonderful frescoes. Finally we will reach the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Bruna, built in the Apulian Romanesque style embellished internally by baroque decorations.

For a suggestive visit of Matera, choose and book the sunset tour at 18.00

 

TOUR IN BRIEF: THE MAIN STAGES

• Piazza Vittorio Veneto

• Piazza del Sedile

• Via Duomo

• Cave-house

• Rock church

• Cathedral

 

MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE TOUR

• Length: 2h and 30 ′

• Start time: 10.30 am - 3.00 pm 

• Meeting point: Piazza Vittorio Veneto, next to the Bank "Banco di Napoli"

• Available languages: English 

• Available from Monday to Saturday, except holidays

• tour in sharing guaranteed on min 2 paying adults. the group size is up to 20 people

 

Services included in the tour

Multilingual tour guide