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Sassi di Matera

Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 329 273 1940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are in Matera, this is a must see. Beautiful place, full of history and amazing architecture.

Thank AdrianRunner
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the jewels of Italy. When we arrived and we saw for the first time the Sassi our jaws dropped. What a site and so much history! Basically its 3 cities in one: the first one is rapresented by the caves, than the old...More

Thank sidowb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nothing really prepares you for your first view of the sassi, with its steep stairways, hidden cave dwellings and narrow passageways - you don't know exactly what you will find. Wandering through this labarinth will keep you spellbound for hours, the way people lived here...More

Thank kazza1970
Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole city is very nice on the hill with small houses everywhere and something to see wherever the sight goes.

Thank lm0reau
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great old town with very interesting cave dwellings to discover. Wear good walking shoes, especially if you plan on hiking into the cave dwellings.

Thank 1cristinaccg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful area to stay and walk around but you need sturdy footwear. It's preferable to not drive in the Sassi. Parking is limited and we saw a lot of people getting tickets. The atmosphere changes at night as many of the locals come out and...More

Thank Runner_Girl42_2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We saw a review on Matera and decided to visit for a few days whilst on holiday in the puglia area. What a great decision. We stayed in a wonderful apartment overlooking the town with lovely views but the experience of visiting sassi caveso and...More

Thank Duncan212
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told about mater and as we were passing it we popped in. What a great surprise. An historic town in a bowl at the top of a hillside. still lived in after hundreds of years. like walking around a living Pompeii. Really well...More

Thank DW111
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying in Bari, Italy and wanted to do a day-trip by train to see some more of the Puglia region. Our day-trip to Matera was amazing. In fact it left me speechless. I wish we had planned it better and...More

1  Thank Siobhan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating place to explore but be prepared to do lots of walking up and down many, many steps. It is almost impossible not to get lost in the warren of alleys but it doesn't really matter as it is all so interesting and you will...More

Thank Wilfredo-Bandedo
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Kazzie1957 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Antonella organised for us to be part of the Grand Tour and it was a local chap who was the guide - unfortunately I cannot remember his name. There are many tours and guides and I am sure they will all be great. Also... More
1 January 2017|
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Response from Corey S | Reviewed this property |
When we arrived to the center we were approached by a local tour guide asking if we would be interested in a tour. We thought it a good idea as we have done it in other cities. The meeting time was 13:00(ish) and started... More
25 November 2016|
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Response from Simona A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara, you can surely bring your dog in Matera. There are hotel and activities yon can enjoy. take a lokk at the wbsite: viaggio con il cane. Regards, Simona