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Matera Tour: Taste and Handicraft
124 USD
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Embark on an unforgettable journey through Matera's ancient Sassi district with a knowledgeable local expert as your guide. Uncover the rich history and cultural gems of this captivating city, and indulge in a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds.
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Embark on a fascinating journey to the Sassi of Matera, where you'll indulge in authentic local delicacies and discover the secrets of this ancient city. Your adventure will take you to the Civita, the oldest and most historic part of Matera, where the city's rich heritage is literally carved into the rock. Prepare to be captivated by the mysterious frescoed rock churches and ancient cave dwellings, which were home to the city's inhabitants until the early 20th century. Your journey will culminate at the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria della Bruna, a stunning example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. Take a break to sample some of the region's specialties, including freshly baked focaccia topped with juicy tomatoes, as well as an assortment of local treasures such as crunchy cruschi peppers, artisanal cheeses, and cured meats paired with crusty bread and extra virgin olive oil. Don't forget to try the crispy fried beans and taralli, a quintessential Pugliese snack.