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Matera: Complete Guided Walking Tour of the Sassi
86 USD
Delve into the fascinating past of Matera's Sassi on a captivating guided stroll. Wander through the charming neighborhoods of Caveoso and Barisano, uncovering hidden gems along the way. Be amazed by the vibrant frescoes that adorn the walls of a stunning rock-hewn church. Step into a traditional cave dwelling and explore an underground museum, uncovering the secrets of this ancient city.
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Embark on a fascinating journey through the ancient Sassi neighborhoods with our guided Walking Tour. We'll set off from Piazza Pascoli, where you'll delve into the rich history and cultural heritage of this unique region. As we wander through the historic center, you'll discover the stunning Baroque architecture of the Church of Purgatory and the Church of San Francesco d'Assisi, with our expert guide sharing intriguing anecdotes and insights along the way. Next, we'll arrive at Piazza Vittorio Veneto, the heart of the historic center, before venturing into a mystical underground environment that will leave you awestruck. You'll also get to explore a traditional cave-dwelling, complete with authentic furniture and tools used by local farmers, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of the region's ancestors. As we traverse the picturesque Barisano neighborhood, we'll enter the breathtaking Sasso Caveoso area, dominated by the majestic Monterrone cliff. At the summit, you'll discover two ancient places of worship, the churches of Madonna dell'Idris and San Giovanni in Monterrone, meticulously carved into the rocky landscape. The tour culminates with a visit to a magnificent rock-hewn church, a testament to the region's enduring history and craftsmanship. Join us on this unforgettable adventure and uncover the secrets of Matera's enchanting Sassi neighborhoods.