Just wondering around these incredible dwellings take shoe well back into the past. Many are not open.
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Great place, great time! A living, breathing Nativity scene. An italian Jerusalem. PLEASE, just follow the passionate tourist guides' lead into this journey. You are going to find out one of the most incredible part in italian history. A past which still affects the city...More
After viewing the Sassi, you feel a sense of humilty. I can't see people of our time enduring the life that the natives here viewed as normal.
I have been to various parts of Italy on different trips. Matera was just stunning and breathtaking. Like stepping back in time. So pretty with history, amazing views, great food amd culture. Stay in the sassi and get lost enjoying the sights. Still new to...More
No picture represents the real view and feel of this city. Exceptionally cozy, picturesque. Visited in February - out of tourism season - so many places were closed.
The Sassi di Matera are something everyone should see at least once in their life. Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, Matera is a completely fascinating town. We saw it on a day trip, but it's great if you can...More
Quiet, not busy and completely magical. Definitely worth a visit. Lots of walking but you really need to get there and explore.
While traveling to Italy, this ancient city is a must to visit. Ancient cave dwellings converted to hotels and businesses. There is no place like it!
Visited Matera on a Friday in early November 2017. A must, for visiting the city is to have comfy shoes (lots of steps to climb), a light jacked that you can ditch when it gets warm, a bottle of water, some light snacks - for...More
It is extremely difficult to describe the way the Sassi takes your breath away. From wandering the streets to silently stop and drink in the character and the views. One for your bucket list....