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If you only do one guided tour while in Matera, this one is it. This walking tour of Matera's historic center & ancient Sassi neighborhoods is essential for first-time visitors who wish to get a good feel for the town, it's roots & to better understand the fascinating evolution of this magical place.
The tour begins in the mostly Baroque historic center and then moves on to the oldest & most interesting part of the town, the "Sassi" (referring to the neighborhoods carved in "stone"). We will have the opportunity to see one of the unique rock-hewn churches and cave-house museums during this panoramic walk through one of the oldest human settlements in the world! By the end of the tour, you will have a clearer understanding as to why this place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 and what makes it so truly unique.
Duration: approximately 2 - 2.5 hours
Cost: Contact me by email for an estimate.
Level of difficulty easy - moderate, depending on physical fitness level. *Comfortable walking shoes with good traction are a must!
Panorama of Sassi & the Civita from the Belvedere opposite
A cave-house museum
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