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Matera – discover the UNESCO World Heritage site

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  • We offer a unique, tailor-made holiday in Puglia
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The two old districts called Sassi (that means stones) have been declared, in 1993, Unesco world heritage site because they represent “the most outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem”.
The tour of the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano is a unique experience among rupestrian churches and houses partly carved in the calcareous stone and partly built with the blocks extracted from the rock.
We will visit one (or some) of the most interesting rupestrian churches (San Pietro Barisano, Santa Lucia alle Malve, Santa Maria De Idris and San Giovanni in Monterone. We recommend to include the visit of a typical cave dwelling with the original furniture and tools. We can visit also the other districts and monuments of Matera: the Apulian-Romanesque stlyle cathedral, the Sedile square, the Piano district with its baroque style palaces and churches (such as the Purgatorio one), Vittorio Veneto square, the medieval church of St. John the Baptist. During the tour we will enjoy this magic, unique town of stone that has been chosen as natural set for several movies (such as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”) and that’s been recently declared European Capital of Culture for 2019.

Tour Details

An English Speaking Driver is not a guide. He will drive you during your journey, helping you to enjoy the experience of seeing the sights close-up. He will give you general information and take care of the practical details of your day itinerary by contacting your local guide, restaurant and escorting you safely to your hotel or cruise-ship after a day trip. In addition we are happy to be able to send you an offer for the services of an English speakng driver escort, if you need a transfer from your hotel in another city to Matera or if you would like to go to the Cave of the Original Sin outside of the city and you don’t have a rental car or your own car.

Departure & Return Location

Your hotel in Matera or a meeting point in Matera that we would be  happy to suggest on request.

Departure Time

Our full day tours start at 9.30 and have a duration of 8 hours.

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide (Services of an English speaking, licensed, knowledgeable tour guide for 8 hours)
  • Assistance of Puglia Private Tour's staff during the whole tour (e.g. for the reservation of a table in a restaurant for lunch on request, to be paid on location)

Price Excludes

  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under "The price includes"
What to Expect

This tour is planned with an English speaking tour guide.

A local Guide is the acknowledged expert of the area you are visiting. He has an in depth knowledge of the subject and can illustrate archaeological areas, museums and other places of interest in your language and with great clarity. We strongly advise you to hire a local guide for a thematic tour.

Itinerary

Day tour from 9.30 h to 17.30 hMatera

Your English speaking tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in Matera or at a meeting point that can be easily found. If you are planning to come to Matera by car or rental car, please send us an Email and ask for further information about the meeting point. For lunch it’s also possible to stop in a typical restaurant or in a bakery to taste the DOP bread or a focaccia (similar to a pizza). Puglia Private Tour is happy to recommend a restaurant. If you have difficulties walking, Matera might not be the perfect place for you to visit. Please let us know, before you arrive and please note that their are many stairs in the cave city Matera and many beautiful places can’t be reached by car. The tour will end at 17.30 h.

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