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

Guided Tour of Italy's Sassi di Matera: Parco della Murgia Materana - Murgia Materana Park - Matera, Italy
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

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$58.27

Join your expert guide in these 2 hours Guided Tour Of Parco della Murgia Materana and Rock Churches.
The vast Murgia plateau that faces the Sassi of Matera is the "Regional Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera" since 2007 also declared World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is a vast rocky hill area marked by deep karstic fissures called "Gravine"; During this historical-naturalistic walk the visitor can walk, through the narration of the guide, the man's journey starting from the settlements of the Paleolithic, to the entrenched villages of the Neolithic of "Murgia Timone", from the medieval pastoral communities to the rock settlements of the eremitic communities Greek-Byzantine that founded on this plateau have founded cenobes, graduations and Rupestrian Churches where the impervious and silent nature could approach the essence of the divine.

Archaeological Historical-Natural Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera, also called Parco della Murgia Materana, is a regional park of Basilicata ... More info ›

Join your expert guide in these 2 hours Guided Tour Of Parco della Murgia Materana and Rock Churches.
The vast Murgia plateau that faces the Sassi of Matera is the "Regional Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera" since 2007 also declared World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is a vast rocky hill area marked by deep karstic fissures called "Gravine"; During this historical-naturalistic walk the visitor can walk, through the narration of the guide, the man's journey starting from the settlements of the Paleolithic, to the entrenched villages of the Neolithic of "Murgia Timone", from the medieval pastoral communities to the rock settlements of the eremitic communities Greek-Byzantine that founded on this plateau have founded cenobes, graduations and Rupestrian Churches where the impervious and silent nature could approach the essence of the divine.

Archaeological Historical-Natural Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera, also called Parco della Murgia Materana, is a regional park of Basilicata. Since 2007, the definition of Sassi di Matera in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites has expanded to include Sassi and the Park of the Rupester Churches of Matera.

The Park, located between the towns of Matera and Montescaglioso in Basilicata, is characterized by a soft rock called "limestone," which played an essential role in the forms assumed by the landscape, drawing cliffs, gorges and caves. Just a few kilometers away from the border of Puglia, Murgia Park has 150 rock churches, different in architecture and iconography, made mostly in the Middle Ages. What's most surprising is that despite being born as places of worship, the churches have, over time, also been used as homes or places of shelter for animals.

These churches now represent an important evidence of human presence, in particular relation to the Benedictine monks, Lombards and Byzantines. The Murgia plateau acts as a natural backdrop to this scenario, with many rock churches scattered along the slopes of ravines, protected by the institution of the Park Archeologico of the Rock Churches of Matera, also called Parco della Murgia Materana.

The Park is very charming, engulfed by ravines with cultivated areas and some survival of the ancient Mediterranean culture. There are also fortified farms, as well as lively and fascinating paths carved into the rock to collect water in cisterns, wells and water troughs—all evidence of the centuries-old agro-pastoral development.

You will walk on a paleosol of prehistoric fossil-rich rangoli that transports visitors on a journey through time and space. Return to the original departure point to the Piazza Vittorio Veneto where you can enjoy tasting of local products at your own expense.

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Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: I Due Sassi and the Rupester Churches

Guided Tour Sassi di Matera: I Due Sassi and the Rupester Churches - Matera, Italy
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

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$52.44

The Two Stones and the Rupester Churches. Enjoy a guided tour conducted by a licensed guide and discover the beauties of this breathtaking place which is part of the UNESCO world heritage ... More info ›

The Two Stones and the Rupester Churches. Enjoy a guided tour conducted by a licensed guide and discover the beauties of this breathtaking place which is part of the UNESCO world heritage. This tour will give you the chance to see with your eyes the set places of Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion (2004).The Tour starts from Piazza Pascoli with a historical/architectural and anthropological introduction of the Sassi with the background of the wonderful view on the Sasso Caveoso. The tour continues towards Sasso Caveoso where it will be possible to admire Piazza S. Pietro Caveoso and the fairy-tale Rupe of Idris along the vertiginous canyon of the gravina of Matera; The next stops are at a typically furnished cave house, which will allow us to perceive the 'painful humanity' of this peasant world. After traveling this loop around the two districts and traveling in time and space from the Paleolithic to our days the tour ends with a small tasting of typical products included in the price.

Itinerary:


Visit Piazza Vittorio Veneto: the beautiful central square built in 1880 and the church of St. Francis of Assisi: the second for beauty and importance after the Cathedral of Matera, the church of the first impact Baroque-Leccese built on an ancient underground crypt, the first construction dates back to 1200.

Square Seat: ancient political and administrative center of the city dominated by the Palace of the seat. Via Duomo: the main access road to the Civita, the highest spur that divides the two Sassi, bounded by two ancient entrance doors Porta di Juso and Porta di Suso.

Cathedral of Santa Maria della Bruna and Sant'Eustacchio: the cathedral of the Madonna della Bruna and Sant'Eustachio is the main place of Catholic worship in Matera, mother church of the Archdiocese, built in Romanesque style in the XIII century, It stands on the highest point of the city, called "Civita".

Chiese rupestri di Santa maria della virtù and San Nicola dei Greci: rock-hewn churches and their walls are decorated with frescoes of excellent workmanship.

Porta Pistola: square, which boasts a sullaGravina overlooking Matera so you can understand the geological aspect of our territory and the main set of the latest film by Mel Gibson, "The Passion" (2004).

Church of San Pietro Caveoso: built between the late thirteenth century and early fourteenth century. The church overlooks the square, offering a very impressive view of the Sassi of Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Cave House: typical house of peasant Matera exactly furnished in period style in which he lived, to better understand the habits and customs of our ancestors.

Cemetery barbaric-Lombard: an ancient necropolis located in the heart of Sasso Caveoso, above the former monastery where there is the necropolis known as "Cimitero barbarico" that must have impressed Carlo Levi, so much that he wrote in his book-report the poor living conditions in Matera in the 40es "The dead are above the living." These are the graves of the Lombard era carved into the bedrock, but on a human scale that now seem small, because the average height of man, at the time, was far lower than today.

Stop Illustrative c / o Local crafts: the characteristic shop, in the heart of the Sassi of Matera, where you can watch the master craftsmen who produce their work and have a small museum of rural life. At the end of the tour we will offer you a tasting of local products.

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Visita Guidata Parco della Murgia Materana e delle Chiese Rupestri

Visita Guidata Parco della Murgia Materana e delle Chiese Rupestri - Matera, Italy

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

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$29.14

Il vasto altopiano Murgico che fronteggia i Sassi di Matera costituisce il Parco Regionale delle Chiese Rupestri del Materano dal 2007 dichiarato anche Patrimonio Mondiale dell' Umanità dall' Unesco. Si tratta di una vasta area collinare rocciosa segnata da profonde fenditure carsiche chiamate: Gravine; Durante questa passeggiata Storico Naturalistica il visitatore potrà percorrere, attraverso la narrazione della guida, il cammino dell' uomo partendo dagli insediamenti del Paleolitico, ai villaggi trincerati del Neolitico di Murgia Timone, dalle comunità pastorali del medioevo agli insediamenti rupestri delle comunità eremitiche greco-bizantine che proprio su questo altopiano hanno fondato cenobi, lauree e Chiese Rupestri dove la natura impervia e silenziosa poteva avvicinare all'essenza del divino ... More info ›

Il vasto altopiano Murgico che fronteggia i Sassi di Matera costituisce il Parco Regionale delle Chiese Rupestri del Materano dal 2007 dichiarato anche Patrimonio Mondiale dell' Umanità dall' Unesco. Si tratta di una vasta area collinare rocciosa segnata da profonde fenditure carsiche chiamate: Gravine; Durante questa passeggiata Storico Naturalistica il visitatore potrà percorrere, attraverso la narrazione della guida, il cammino dell' uomo partendo dagli insediamenti del Paleolitico, ai villaggi trincerati del Neolitico di Murgia Timone, dalle comunità pastorali del medioevo agli insediamenti rupestri delle comunità eremitiche greco-bizantine che proprio su questo altopiano hanno fondato cenobi, lauree e Chiese Rupestri dove la natura impervia e silenziosa poteva avvicinare all'essenza del divino. Il meraviglioso affaccio a strapiombo sul canyon offre al visitatore la percezione di avere il cielo stellato sotto i piedi di una galassia capovolta.

Visita Guidata Sassi di Matera: Parco Regionale della Murgia Materana e delle Chiese Rupestri
Partenza per raggiungere il Parco della Murgia. – Visita di tre chiese rupestri: – San Falcione XVIII-IX Sec d.C., con tombe, cisterne, affreschi di stile bizantino; – San Vito e il santo sepolcro di Pasolini; – Madonna delle Tre Porte e gli affreschi trafugati negli anni ‘60 dal professore universitario tedesco. Al termine dell’escursione ritorno al punto di partenza e degustazione di prodotti tipici. Il Parco archeologico storico-naturale delle Chiese rupestri del Materano, chiamato anche Parco della Murgia Materana, è un parco regionale della Basilicata.


Punto d’incontro: Sede Altieri Viaggi, Via Domenico Ridola, 61 – Matera – a 100 metri da Palazzo Lanfranchi
TRASFERIMENTO A/R: SUPPLEMENTO ADULTI E/O RAGAZZI € 5,00

Il tour include: guida autorizzata, mappa del centro storico e ingresso Chiese Rupestri.
Si consiglia abbigliamento da trekking leggero.

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Discover Matera Walking Tour

Discover Matera Walking Tour - Matera, Italy
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

From USD
$127.03

Join this amazing walking tour to discover beautiful Matera, which will be a European Capital of Culture in 2019.

The tour goes around the Caveoso District of the Sassi of Matera. During the tour it's possible to visit one cave dwelling and one church ... More info ›

Join this amazing walking tour to discover beautiful Matera, which will be a European Capital of Culture in 2019.

The tour goes around the Caveoso District of the Sassi of Matera. During the tour it's possible to visit one cave dwelling and one church. At the end of the tour you can visit the part of the historical center with Baroque churches.

Approach Matera from virtually any direction and your first glimpse of its famous sassi is sure to stay in your memory forever. Haunting and beautiful, the sassi sprawl below the rim of a yawning ravine like a giant nativity scene. The old town is simply unique and warrants at least a day of exploration and aimless wandering.

Although many buildings are crumbling and abandoned, others have been restored and transformed into cozy abodes, restaurants, and swish cave-hotels. On the cliff top, the new town is a lively place, with its elegant churches, palazzi and especially the pedestrianized Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

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Traditional Hands on Home Cooking Class in Matera

Traditional Hands on Home Cooking Class in Matera - Matera, Italy

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

From USD
$92.07

Live an authentic culinary experience in Matera. Learn to cook traditional homemade tagliatelle at your local chef house ... More info ›

Live an authentic culinary experience in Matera. Learn to cook traditional homemade tagliatelle at your local chef house. Learn about authentic Matera cuisine as you prepare your own lunch or dinner. Cook a refined menu of Italian specialties !

Learn to cook like a local in a typical home in the central district of Matera and get hands-on help preparing your own lunch or dinner from a friendly chef. Enter the home of your cook and teacher located in one of the most dynamic districts of the city.

At your chef place you’ll feel welcomed since the first moment. She loves to cook traditional italian food, handmade pasta, simple and tasty food made by genuine and local ingredients. She is eager to let people try what local really eat, how they like to sort the flavours and appreciate any single one.

Here are some sample dishes you will taste:

Appetizer

Figs and ricotta : If you’re so lucky to be here in the summer you will try sweet figs with the best ricotta you can find in town…

Main course (one among the following 4 dishes)

-Spaghetti and Sea flavours: spaghetti and mussels, with the best Matera’s tomatoes (hopefully the ones from your chef vegie garden!), local olive oil and chilli!

-Handmade tagliatelle with shrimps and artichokes : fresh handmade tagliatelle made with shrimps and artichokes

-Seafood and artichockes risotto : For you an amazing risotto that mixes a seafood taste with the delicious artichockes.Spaghetti alla carbonara : One of the simbol of italian cooking, for you the original recipe.

-pennette all’arrabbiata : A taste of italian pasta with fresh tomatoes sauce, garlic, parsley and chilli. A hot dish for people who really want to feel the taste of single fresh ingredients.

A second course will follow, with fish or chicken according to your preferences.

Get ready to live an authentic experience

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Matera 3 hours walking tour

Matera 3 hours walking tour - Matera, Italy

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

From USD
$285.53

Live a suggestive walk of 3 hours in the history of a modern city still stuck to its origins, accompanied by a specialized local guide.

The tour in question will allow you to explore the most picturesque corners of the Sassi di Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019: Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano.

Discover the post-medieval and the baroque districts, the rock churches, the typical houses of the rural culture as well as the beautiful landscapes that were the locations of the biblical and historical films filmed in the city.


- Our proposal for a guided tour in Matera begins with the so-called "Piano", the higher district,  right above the famous Sassi.

- Visitors will immerse themselves in the timeless tranquility of the Sasso BarisanoAfter admiring the splendid cathedral, visit the Church of St Francesco and the Church of Purgatorio

- Walking through the famous streets where great directors such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson have respectively made "The Gospel according to Matthew" and "The Passion of Christ"

- Right in the heart of Sasso Caveoso you will also have the chance to visit a cave-house (casagrotta) typically furnished according to ancient traditions ... More info ›

Live a suggestive walk of 3 hours in the history of a modern city still stuck to its origins, accompanied by a specialized local guide.

The tour in question will allow you to explore the most picturesque corners of the Sassi di Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019: Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano.

Discover the post-medieval and the baroque districts, the rock churches, the typical houses of the rural culture as well as the beautiful landscapes that were the locations of the biblical and historical films filmed in the city.


- Our proposal for a guided tour in Matera begins with the so-called "Piano", the higher district,  right above the famous Sassi.

- Visitors will immerse themselves in the timeless tranquility of the Sasso BarisanoAfter admiring the splendid cathedral, visit the Church of St Francesco and the Church of Purgatorio

- Walking through the famous streets where great directors such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson have respectively made "The Gospel according to Matthew" and "The Passion of Christ"

- Right in the heart of Sasso Caveoso you will also have the chance to visit a cave-house (casagrotta) typically furnished according to ancient traditions. You will be enchanted by the beauty of the splendid frescoes of one of the most interesting cave churches of the region.

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