Located in a cave deep in the Mugia plateau outside Matera, this captivating rupestrian church known as the “Sistine Chapel of the south” is not easy to reach by car or bus. With this tour, explore one of the most important cultural sites in Basilicata with a convenient transfer and admire its ancient frescoes with the insight of a guide.
Discover the old mountainside city of Matera on a 2-hour private walking tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks like Palazzo Lanfranchi, the church of San Pietro Caveoso, the Sasso Caveoso, and visit a typical cave house from the region. Learn about the history of this centuries-old city from your informative guide and even walk the streets where Mel Gibson filmed scenes from ‘The Passion of the Christ.’
ALBEROBELLO --- 1st Stop --- 90 minutesThe trulli are an important example of rural architecture that still survives today. The panoramic view on Rione Aia Piccola with its infinite expanse of conical roofs is enchanting. Don't miss the opportunity to live an authentic experience in Alberobello Rione Monti and Aia piccola--- 1 hour of driving between the two townsMATERA --- 2nd Stop --- 2 hoursExplore this complex and beautiful network of caves, this beautiful ancient town.During the walking tour, we will show you the Sasso Caveoso area, named "Sassi". Afterwards, you will be given some free time to also discover the new town.
Matera it's one of the oldest towns in the world, having been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic age. That's roughly 7,000 years !! In the 1950s Matera was a town forgotten by the Italian government. Eventually it was coerced into doing something about the people who lived here in appaling conditions, and built a new town nearby before moving the whole town out of their prehistoric cave dwellings. Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in Southern Italy, is a strange and picturesque destination. The small town has been included in the UNESCO world heritage site. Looking like igloos, constructed out of pure stone, the beehive-shape structures, have origins that dates back to the 15th century and maybe older. The trulli, found nowhere else in the world, are built of local limestone.
The guide will pick you up from Bari, the airport, ANY hotel in Bari or its surroundings and bring you to Matera, one of the world's oldest dating towns back to the Paleolithic times. Explore this complex and beautiful network of caves, carved out of rock and narrow streets.During the walking tour which lasts approx. 2 hours, our professional guides will show you the Sasso Caveoso area, the most fascinating part of the old town, named "Sassi".The visit will take you to the town of rock, where inhabitants still lived until the 20th century. The itinerary includes a visit to a cave-like house, recently opened to the public, and to ancient cave churches and cisterns. A really unique and suggestive experience. Enough time (45 min) and the opportunity to taste some local food.
Explore Matera without the hassle of planning on a private 1.5-hour tour to the city’s top landmarks, including the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Cattedrale di Matera, and its renowned ancient cave dwellings. Going with a guide ensures you never get lost, as well as learn more about Matera than you might from a guidebook. For your convenience, round-trip hotel transport is included.
We will visit a beautiful UNESCO site like the Sassi of Matera: SASSI represents an extraordinary urban ecosystem able to perpetuate the most distant prehistoric ways of the past to live in caves up to modernity.Known as "the Underground City", Matera is famous for being one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. On October 17, 2014, Matera was declared the European Capital of Culture for 2019.
The beautiful Italian city of Matera is known for its incredible caves, and ancient stone settlements known as “Sassi”. Get the most out of your time in this spectacular city without the worry of getting lost by going on a guided tour. Enjoy having a private guide to escort you to palaces, caves, churches, and hidden spots you might not discover alone, with fascinating commentary along the way.
With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
A tour of the three neighborhoods in the historic center of the Sassi with panoramic stops and curiosities on the recent history of the city of Matera: from national shame to a city known and appreciated worldwide.The path lasts about an hour and in this time visitors will be able to observe the area of the Piano, that is the part behind the Sassi and learn about the historical places from another perspective.The area of the Piano is actually the first area built immediately after the Sassi at the turn of the Renaissance.
The Park of the Murgia Materana is a plateau rich in history with archaeological remains from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age.The tour starts from Jazzo Gattini, an ancient nineteenth-century sheepfold completely restored and currently home to the CEA "Mario Tommaselli" Environmental Education Center. You will discover one of the most spectacular rocky landscapes in Italy that report the ancient relationship between nature and man. Neolithic settlements, caves, frescoed rock churches and breathtaking views make this trip a must for immersing yourself in the territory and culture of the city of Matera.
Venosa was an important Roman city, its importance grew mainly thanks to the Via Appia and that allowed important trade. Nowadays Venosa is remembered also because here was born Horace Flacco, author of the famous "Carpe Diem".The guided tour will start from the Archaeological Park where you can visit the thermal baths, the domus, the SS. Trinity and the amphitheater. After the amphitheater the visit continues with S.S. Trinity composed of Ancient Church of the V / VII century restored by the Lombards and Normans.The tour of Venosa continues in the historic center with a visit to the 16th-century Aragonese castle Pirro del Balzo. Inside there is the national archaeological museum that contains mainly Roman finds.Not far away you will visit the so-called house of Horace, dating back to the II century BC, in reality recent excavations have proven to be parts of the thermal baths of a patrician houseThe tour ends with a tasting of the typical local wine Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Venosa was an important Roman city, its importance grew mainly thanks to the Via Appia and that allowed important trade. Nowadays Venosa is remembered also because here was born Horace Flacco, author of the famous "Carpe Diem".The guided tour will start from the Archaeological Park where you can visit the thermal baths, the domus, the SS. Trinity and the amphitheater. After the amphitheater the visit continues with S.S. Trinity composed of Ancient Church. Behind the apse you will visit the "unfinished" church, designed to contain a larger number of faithful, started in the mid-1100s and never finished.The tour of Venosa continues in the historic center with a visit to the 16th-century Aragonese castle Pirro del Balzo. Inside there is the national archaeological museum that contains mainly Roman finds.The guided tour ends with the external visit of the so-called house of Horace, dating back to the II century BC
Private guided walking tour in the company of a local guide who will accompany you to discover the "Sassi", interspersing the visit of the monuments to tastings in typical places of typical local products
TASTING THE TYPICAL LUCANI AND PUGLIESI PRODUCTS, IN A TYPICAL BUTCHERS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER, WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE TO GO TO THE BENCH AND ORDER WHAT YOU WANT TO EAT AND UNLIMITELY EAT TO THE MODICO PRICE OF 25 EURO
Matera is a source of shame for Italy, a place of poverty, high quality of childhood mortality, where people lived in caves without electricity , running water or sewage. Carlo Levi's book "Christ Stopped at Eboli" raised awareness of the desperate conditions people were living in and about half the 30,000 population were moved to new homes in the modern part of the city between 1953 and 1968. Matera is located in a remote corner of Southern Italy in the small region Basilicata. It was not the only reason why it has been managed to remain unknown, especially since it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 and restaurants. Do not miss to visit Matera!
Immerse yourself in the European Capital of Culture 2019 and Unesco world heritage site! Are you ready to explore the secrets of Sassi? Admire the town in carved out rock where inhabitants lived until 20th century. Visit the cave cathedral. Why it is truly unique? You will find out why Matera is an architectural miracle. Why Matera's cemeteries are quite unusual? And did you know that the city has its own Bizarre Festival? You will see the most impressive places of the city together with a professional local guide.
Explore the 3 districts of Matera: Civita’ and the most fascinating part of the old town, named “Sassi”: Sassi Barisano and Caveoso.The stones of Matera is a real cultural landscape, capable of perpetuating from the most distant prehistoric past to the modern times.During the walking tour which lasts approx. 2 hours, our professional guides will show you the Sassi and take you to visite inside a cave house to see the tools, the furniture, the lifestyle of the people that lived in THE SASSI OF MATERA an experience that will take you back in time.
Explore the charming UNESCO Sassi town of Matera and come back to past times today still alive. Enjoy the breathtaking view of your panoramic itinerary through the 'Sassi', the caves dwellings and quarters most famous in the world,
The guide will pick you up from Bari, the airport, ANY hotel in Bari or its surroundings and bring you to Matera, one of the world's oldest dating towns back to the Paleolithic times. Explore this complex and beautiful network of caves, this beautiful ancient town.During the walking tour, the most fascinating part of the old town, named "Sassi".The visit will take you to the town of rock, where inhabitants still lived until the 20th century. A really unique and suggestive experience. At the end of the tour you will stop for a light lunch (5 glasses) in a local vineyard where you will also learn about the production process of apulian wines.
this tour is really special we will start from Naples and after a trip of about 3 hours we will arrive in Matera where you will stay for 3 hours in the famous stones of Matera when you will be there you will also have the possibility to book at your expense a local guide where he will make you do a a very suggestive tour, a unique experience in a magical city. After the 3 hours of rest we will return to Naples.