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Matera: Sassi History and Culture Walking Tour
27 USD
Delve into the ancient heart of Matera on a captivating guided stroll. Wander through the city's narrow passageways and climb its historic stairways, surrounded by the unique landscape of dwellings carved into the rocky terrain.
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Explore the historic Sassi neighborhoods like a local, accompanied by a certified guide in a small group of no more than 16 people. This leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys and panoramic views of Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano will uncover the rich history, architecture, and culture of Matera. As we wander through the winding streets, we'll make several stops to delve into the fascinating story of Matera's transformation over the centuries. The urban landscape of the Sassi has undergone many changes, resulting in an intriguing blend of architectural styles. Our guide will share insightful commentary on the social and historical factors that shaped the region's socio-economic landscape. Despite facing abandonment and decay in the past, the Sassi area is now thriving, and we're lucky to witness its revitalization. Along the way, we'll admire the exterior of the stunning Cathedral and visit a remarkable rock-hewn church, renowned for its well-preserved medieval murals and architectural splendor.