• Location: Matera, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Explore some of the lesser-known history of southern Italy with a 3-hour guided tour of the Murgia Materana Park near Matera. See some of the 150 rupestrian churches in the park, built right into the rock and dating mostly from the Middle Ages. Learn about the prehistoric fossils found in this area. Marvel at the dramatic scenery of the Murgia plateau.

Highlights

  • 3-hour guided tour of Parco della Murgia Materana near Matera
  • Visit some of the UNESCO-listed rupestrian churches carved out of the limestone
  • Admire the architecture and decoration both inside and out
  • Learn about the history of these fascinating structures from an expert guide
  • Soak in the stunning scenery of the surrounding landscape

What You Can Expect

Guided Tour of Italy's Sassi di Matera: Parco della Murgia Materana - Murgia Materana Park

Matera

Customer Reviews

Sarah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This is an excellent tour including access to several rupestrian churches that are closed unless you have a guide, and ours was fantastic. Cosimo has spent most of his life in Matera, and knows just about everything about the city, the park, plants and animals, geology and geography, architecture, archaeology, local politics, and the history of the area. He is a wonderful guide and resource, and we feel lucky to have spent a few hours with him, climbing around in the rocks and learning about Matera. This tour is genuinely worthwhile and we had an excellent experience.

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