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Ape Calessino Tour Sassi of Matera "Standard"

Ape Calessino Tour Sassi of Matera "Standard"

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Cover more ground and explore the UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera cave churches and dwellings in less than an hour with this Ape Calessino tour. Buzz through the steep, narrow lanes to see highlights in the Barisano and Caveoso districts plus Civita, the town's historic center. Learn about the history of this unique cliffside town from your driver and guide and pause to admire the top sights and snap photos.
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  • 40 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.14
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US$37.14

Discover Matera, the ancient city - Tour in Italian or English tour

Discover Matera, the ancient city - Tour in Italian or English tour

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Matera is home to the Sassi cave churches and dwellings that make up one of the oldest cities in the world. Join your guide for an in-depth tour of the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano districts to learn about their unique history and evolution. Discover rupestrian structures, stroll the steep and narrow lanes, and gain a deeper understanding of how this town, once called the “Shame of Italy”, is now a UNESCO-listed treasure.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.53
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US$26.53

Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock city of Matera stretches over a steep cliff, so exploring it on foot can be tiring. Explore as much as possible without getting tired with this tour aboard an authentic Italian Ape Calessino (Tuk Tuk). Zip through the streets of the historic Sasso Caveoso neighborhood to admire the main churches and squares and snap photos of the famous cave houses and views of the surrounding valley.
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.84
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US$31.84

Private walking tour in Matera

Private walking tour in Matera

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Private tour with a multilingual tour guide that will lead just you discovering the city and its history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.29
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US$74.29
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Guided Tour of Matera Sassi

Guided Tour of Matera Sassi

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The UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera is both captivating and mysterious. With this guided tour, take a deep dive into the history of this unique rupestrian city, named a 2019 European Capital of Culture. Explore its hidden dwellings and churches carved directly into the cliff, the setting for a number of films, including Ben Hur. Cap off the tour with a tasting of local specialties from Matera.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.92
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US$15.92
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Matera Alberobello and Polignano tour

Matera Alberobello and Polignano tour

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Professionalism, safety and comfort. A highly specialized staff will make your ride unique and special. The staff will be able to give you tips and suggestions on how to best visit the cities and where to stop for a small snack or lunch / dinner with a breathtaking view.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$371.44
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US$371.44
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Grand Tour of the Stones in Electric Rickshaw

Grand Tour of the Stones in Electric Rickshaw

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Touring the cliffside Sassi di Matera on foot can be tiring. With this tuk-tuk tour, you’ll zip up the steep streets of the old town to take in the top sights in just hours. Delve into the Barisano and Caveoso districts to admire ancient cave dwellings and rupestrian churches and learn about their history via an audio guide. Navigate the warren of narrow lanes with a group leader to avoid getting lost.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.22
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US$27.22

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

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Join this fascinating 2-hour private tour of the Matera Sassi. Meet your expert guide in Piazzetta Pascoli, a viewpoint with a breathtaking panorama over the stones of Matera. Make your way down narrow stairways into the heart of Sasso Caveoso, one of the two Civita' districts, towards the baroque style church, San Pietro Caveoso. Venture inside a rupestrian church (carved into the rock), visit Santa Maria di Idris, set into a large, limestone rock and the ancient monastery, Santa Lucia alle Malve that has remarkable 1000 year old frescoes. Head up a stairway to see a cave house and get an understanding how people once lived. In the Sasso Barisano district you can admire the churches of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare and the stunning Romanesque Cathedral. Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site and chosen location for numerous Hollywood movies. Together with your guide you'll discover the magic, history, architecture and stories of the exquisite Matera.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.39
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US$41.39
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Private Pizza & Tiramisu Masterclass at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Matera

Private Pizza & Tiramisu Masterclass at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Matera

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Don't lose the opportunity to become a "pizzaiolo" (pizza-maker) and a great tiramisu maker! Enter a local home, connect with an expert home cook and discover how Italian mamma and nonnas used to prepare awesome pizza at home. With this private hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to make pizza and tiramisù from scratch from a real Italian family. To complete your feast, enjoy what you have prepared for lunch or dinner with a selection of local wine included. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family with a pizza party once you come back home! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.88
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US$153.88

Sassi of Matera private tour with a local guide

Sassi of Matera private tour with a local guide

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$132.66
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US$132.66
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Ape tour Matera - Guided tour in ape calessino

Ape tour Matera - Guided tour in ape calessino

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A tour of the three districts in the historic center of the Sassi with panoramic stops and curiosities about the recent history of the city of Matera: from national shame to a city known and appreciated worldwide. It will also be possible to visit a cave house and a rock church. The route lasts just over an hour and in this time visitors will be able to observe the Piano area, that is, the part close to the Sassi and get to know the historical places from another perspective. The Piano area is actually the first area built immediately after the Sassi at the turn of the Renaissance.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.94
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US$50.94

Matera 2 hours walking tour

Matera 2 hours walking tour

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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.’
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145.92
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US$145.92
Price varies by group size

Long Private Panoramic Tour with Ape Calessino in Matera
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Long Private Panoramic Tour with Ape Calessino in Matera

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Private panoramic tour of the historic districts of the city, aboard the historic Ape Calessino Piaggio. You will not share the tour with other guests.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.45
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US$42.45

Matera balloon flight for small groups

Matera balloon flight for small groups

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Enjoy stunning aerial views of UNESCO-listed Matera during this small-group hot air balloon ride. Soar above the iconic hilltop city on a safe and panoramic journey, admiring the distinctive architecture and cultural sights with rare, bird's eye views. Small-group flights are capped at only eight participants and include an Italian breakfast.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$297.15
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US$297.15

Small Group Market tour and Dining Experience at a Cesarina's home in Matera

Small Group Market tour and Dining Experience at a Cesarina's home in Matera

Would you like to discover the most authentic side of Italian gastronomy and share it with other enthusiasts of the “cucina italiana”? Enjoy this shared Market tour and typical Dining experience. Visit the vibrant local market and learn about the seasonal produce and secret ingredients. Then, head to your Cesarina’s house to enjoy a 3-course dining experience, showcasing the authentic regional dishes stored in the cookbooks of your host. You will take part in an experience which is so much more than just a lunch or dinner. You will make new friends, feel like one of the family and live like the Italians do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.68
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US$115.68

Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

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Get more out of your visit to Sassi di Matera with a guide to show you the best ways around the area. Along with leading you through the region, your guide will also tell you interesting historical and cultural facts as you go. Plus, see tops attractions such as Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$164.50
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US$164.50
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Small-group Street food tour in Matera

Small-group Street food tour in Matera

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Dive into Matera like a local foodie. Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops, tasting as you go. Visit a selection of small local shops, learn about the typical products of the city while tasting them. A delicious way to discover Matera and its gastronomy! • Street food tasting tour • Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops • Sample some of Matera typical street food staples • Do some sightseeing in Matera as you walk from tasting to tasting • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people for an authentic food experience Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94.45
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US$94.45

Walking Tour Matera

Walking Tour Matera

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You will visit Matera with a local tour guide that knows the city and will lead you to discover it as only an inhabitant can do.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.53
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US$26.53
Price varies by group size

Panoramic Private Tour in Ape Calessino in the Sassi of Matera

Panoramic Private Tour in Ape Calessino in the Sassi of Matera

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The panoramic tour "Private Tour in Ape Calessino" - the Sassi in Ape "will allow you to have an exclusive experience to visit the city of Matera comfortably aboard the vintage and iconic ape calessino. The tour winds through the most beautiful alleys and squares, between Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. During the tour you will make some panoramic stops in the central squares and you will be able to admire the main attractions of the city. An excellent opportunity to learn about the stories and curiosities of this heritage of humanity.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.59
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US$27.59

Treasure hunt in the Sassi
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Treasure hunt in the Sassi

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If you're looking for a different way to get to know the city or an original way of making a gift to someone or simply enjoying yourself, this is definetely the activity for you! During your hunt, you will have the opportunity to discover what are, in my opinion, the true gems of the city and at the same time have fun! On request it is possible to add small gifts or tickets supplied by you to the chest. Free for kids < 5!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.14
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US$37.14
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Guided tour of the Sassi of Matera

Guided tour of the Sassi of Matera

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The Sassi di Matera are one of the most fascinating sights in southern Italy, but these ancient cave dwellings can be difficult to interpret on your own. With this guided tour, see the most interesting cave homes and rupestrian churches in the cliffside town in just hours and enjoy insights into their history and significance from your guide. Stroll through the most picturesque squares in the historic center to snap photos.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.98
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US$16.98

Walking Tour

Walking Tour

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Covid measures: Each participant will have a receiving radio guide (with disposable earphone) that will allow them to hear the guide well, while maintaining the safety distance from it The modern city of Matera develops on a plateau while the two Sassi districts are vertically built inside a canyon, on the side of a gorge. On the other side there is the Murgia park with its caves, where you can take panoramic walks. The urban area of the Sassi has undergone so many transformation and stratification processes that its architecture is in fact fascinating. Along the tour there are many stops for historical, architectural and social study, observing those aspects that have determined, over the centuries, the changing socio-economic conditions of the territory with the progressive, slow and inexorable degradation and abandonment of the Sassi, until to be able to appreciate the limelight and the enhancement that the Sassi are experiencing today
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.22
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US$27.22

Visit Hypogeum Materasum

Visit Hypogeum Materasum

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1200 m2 underground, to discover the history of the city of the Sassi and beyond, up to a depth of 12 meters. Time and space are lost in a journey from its origins to today. The history of Matera narrated in one place. A city under the city made of houses, streets. cisterns, production environments and places of worship in a world to be discovered. Live a unique experience walking in a fascinating and mysterious world. Book your visit to the Hypogeum now.
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  • 15 to 30 minutes
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US$8.49
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US$8.49

Secret Matera Sassi (Private Tour)

Secret Matera Sassi (Private Tour)

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Delve into the history and mystery of UNESCO-listed Matera, home to the Sassi cave city that traces its history back to prehistoric times. Explore one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world with a guide, stopping to visit rupestrian churches and homes and learn about the evolution of this singular cliffside town. Stroll through the Sasso Barisano and pause to snap photos of the town and surrounding valley.
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  • 3 hours
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US$169.80
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US$169.80
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Crypt of Original Sin tour with transfer
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Crypt of Original Sin tour with transfer

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$38.10
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US$38.10
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