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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

From USD
$63.49

Join your expert guide on this 2h Guided Tour Of Parco della Murgia Materana and Rock Churches.
The vast Murgico 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 ... More info ›

Join your expert guide on this 2h Guided Tour Of Parco della Murgia Materana and Rock Churches.
The vast Murgico 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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Discover Matera Walking Tour

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

From USD
$138.41

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
$49.52

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
$311.11

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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Matera 2 hours walking tour

Matera 2 hours walking tour - Matera, Italy

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

From USD
$247.62

Live a suggestive walk of 2 hours in the history of a modern city still stuck to its origins, accompanied by a specialized local guide.

This tourwill allow you to explore the most picturesque corners of one of the Sassi di Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019: "Sasso Caveoso".

Discover the baroque district, 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.

- Meeting in Piazzetta Pascoli where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Sassi and the Murge upland.

- View of the Palazzo Lanfranchi, which houses the Museum of modern and medieval art of Basilicata.

- Walk in the streets where great directors such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson have made memorable movies ... More info ›

Live a suggestive walk of 2 hours in the history of a modern city still stuck to its origins, accompanied by a specialized local guide.

This tourwill allow you to explore the most picturesque corners of one of the Sassi di Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019: "Sasso Caveoso".

Discover the baroque district, 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.

- Meeting in Piazzetta Pascoli where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Sassi and the Murge upland.

- View of the Palazzo Lanfranchi, which houses the Museum of modern and medieval art of Basilicata.

- Walk in the streets where great directors such as Pasolini and Mel Gibson have made memorable movies.

- Go right in the heart of Sasso Caveoso.

- Visit the church of San Pietro Caveoso.

- Visit a cave-house (casagrotta) typically furnished according to ancient traditions, and be enchanted by the beauty of the splendid frescoes of one of the most interesting cave-churches in the whole area, the Church of St. Lucia alle Malve.

-Return to Piazzetta Pascoli.

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Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera Sassi -  European Capital of Culture 2019 - Matera, Italy

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Matera, Italy

From USD
$175.24

Discover the "Sassi" of Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the architecture of the characteristic town walking through its streets ... More info ›

Discover the "Sassi" of Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the architecture of the characteristic town walking through its streets. See location sites from the Mel Gibson movie The Passion of the Christ and Wonder Woman

 Enjoy a spectacular view of the canyon and walk through the historic center

Admire the Casa Grotta, furnished from the 1700s

Walking in the Sasso Caveoso

See location sites from the Mel Gibson movie The Passion of Christ and Wonder Woman

The guided tour make you discover the typical Sassi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The itinerary begins in the square Pascoli, with a wonderful view of the Sasso Caveoso and the hill called Murgia. You will pass by the Palazzo Lanfranchi, houses the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, and the nearby church of the Carmine.
The tour continues through the heart of the old buildings to the church of San Pietro Caveoso.

Visit to a typical "Casa Grotta (Cave House)" excavated in the rock with furniture of rural culture to the beginning of 1900.

You will pass near the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve and the tour continues to the Sasso Barisano following the ancient ravine.
Return to the center of town and walk around the baroque area with a visit to the most important churches in this style: St. Clare and St. Francesco di Assisi.

End of the tour with the discovery of the Romanesque cathedral.

 Included:
  • Certified tour guide
  • Time of the visit: about 2 hours
Not included:
  • Casa Grotta(cave house) Ticket: 1.50 EUR (optional input)
  • Ticket cave church (optional input)
  • Transfer service
  • Transfer service to / from Bari airport / port on request

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