Tickets and tours
Compare hotels
Matera: underground city and Sassi tour
38 USD
"Sassi di Matera" walking tour with a licensed local guide. Explore the ancient city built into the rock and visit an exclusive underground site. Tour is limited to small groups of up to 15 people.
Go to the website   ▶
Practical info
A local licensed tourist guide will lead you to discover the history and architecture of the two districts of The Sassi area, Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso, Unesco world heritage site since 1993. During the cultural tour, it will be possible to visit cisterns, rock churches or cave dwellings, also walking on movie locations. The main attraction is the visit of a fascinating underground space of 500 m², dating back to XVI-XVII sec., completely carved into the rock, an exclusive Crea Experience site, which will show you a different perspective of the famous cave life of Matera. It's composed by water tanks, wine cellars and silos and embodies the essence of Matera rural production and culture: a visible example of the water collection system and a synthesis of the historical and architectural continuity of the Sassi city. The tour is a continuous discovery and is ideal, as well, for people interested in history and curious tourists who want to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the place, beyond the postcard image.