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Matera: Sassi di Matera Guided Tour
48 USD
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Unravel the secrets of Matera's ancient past on a captivating guided adventure through the enchanting Sassi district. This unique experience takes you on a journey of discovery, unlocking the hidden treasures and lesser-known gems of this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Matera, a city steeped in history and intrigue. Gather at the charming Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where your knowledgeable guide awaits to unlock the secrets of this ancient city. From this picturesque square, delve into the heart of the historic center, where the stunning Apulian-Romanesque Church of San Giovanni Battista stands proud. This breathtaking edifice is just the beginning of your journey through time. Next, descend into the underground world of Casa Cava, an ancient quarry transformed into a vibrant convention center. This marvel of restoration work is a testament to human ingenuity. Further exploration reveals the gem of Sasso Barisano, home to the enchanting rock church of Sant'Antonio Abate, where a delightful surprise awaits. Venture deeper into Sasso Caveoso, where a traditional Matera cave-house beckons. Wander along Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia, taking in the sights and sounds of this captivating city. A brief stop at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso precedes a leisurely stroll down Via Bruno Buozzi, leading you to the majestic rock church of Madonna delle Grazie. The grand Baroque Church of Purgatorio is your next destination, shortly followed by Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi, where the beautiful church dedicated to the saint stands. From here, make your way to Piazza del Sedile, a historic stronghold during the Kingdom of Naples' reign. Finally, conclude your extraordinary tour at the magnificent Apulian-Romanesque Cathedral, commanding breathtaking views of the city from its lofty perch.