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Matera: 2-Hour Walking Tour
156 USD
Embark on a fascinating 2-hour stroll through the captivating city of Matera, accompanied by a seasoned local expert. Uncover the hidden gems of this ancient city, including vibrant frescoes, extraordinary rock-hewn abodes, and historic churches that make Matera a true marvel.
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Gather in Piazzetta Pascoli, where your knowledgeable guide awaits, and indulge in breathtaking vistas of Matera, a city steeped in history, with the cathedral's bell-tower and Sasso Caveoso serving as a dramatic backdrop. This fascinating urban landscape has inspired acclaimed directors like Pasolini and Mel Gibson, and it's easy to see why. Take in the grandeur of Palazzo Lanfranchi, home to the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, and admire the Baroque District's stunning architecture. Next, venture into the heart of Sasso Caveoso, where you'll discover ancient cave dwellings that have been inhabited since the Palaeolithic era. Visit the Church of San Pietro Caveoso, its Baroque façade hiding a rich history. For a unique glimpse into the lives of the region's ancient inhabitants, step into a traditional cave-house, meticulously decorated according to ancient customs. Be mesmerized by the exquisite frescoes adorning the Church of St. Lucia alle Malve, one of the area's most captivating cave-churches. Finally, return to Piazzetta Pascoli, bringing back memories of an unforgettable journey through time.