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Address: Matera | Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number: +39 329 273 1940
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Fascinating history

Be sure to try and see the movie in Matera which gives the historical background before you walk around. Really helps understand the place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to try and see the movie in Matera which gives the historical background before you walk around. Really helps understand the place

Thank llkks
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed exploring the Sassi for an afternoon, learning about its fascinating and tragic history and getting lost in the steep and narrow streets. It's very well preserved and to us, didn't feel touristy. In October most of the tourists were Italians. We decided to park our campervan at the viewpoint across the valley from the Sassi, hike down through... More 

Thank pesti13
Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So amazing experience walk in this so picturesque town. People very friendly, food so tasting and so many thugs to visit that show you the Matera's history.

Thank Maryso82
Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

intrigued by this city and by so much about who makes its STONES .... we were a weekend in a beautiful B & B here in barisano rock, the show that is proposed to the visitor is absolutely fantastic, coming from the reality of the city and catapulting 1000 years back and see how this took office the man is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking alongside the stone city is a wonderful experience. You can fell how people was living there, and the way the construction was done in the stones. Prepare your shoes if you want to enjoy this fantastic city.

Thank vicQ9563XW
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Renato Favilli grew up in a Sassi home so knows the history intimately. His English is excellent and he has a pleasant personality. He gave us a superb 4 hour tour of Matera. We highly recommend him.

Thank NormJoan
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matera is amazing ancient place. Mel Gibson's recent film "The Passion" used Matera as film set. World Heritage Site. I want to visit this place in Winter time by snowing.

Thank Ahmet A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a very good learning experience and i would recommend this to everyone. very insightful into the history of matera

Thank Marian A
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot stress enough how Matera is worth the stop. It's like traveling back in time. We enjoyed walking around and getting lost in the little alleys. Make sure to have good walking shoes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really need to walk around the backstreets as you can't see much of this beautiful place from a vehicle. It may be full of steps and steep paths, but that is part of the charm. Take your time and stop every now and again to let the magic happen.

Thank Frissels

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