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Matera: Walking Guided Tour of Sasso Caveoso
70 USD
Step into the charm of Italy's oldest town on a leisurely 2-hour stroll, uncovering the city's best-kept secrets and meandering through its intriguing alleyways. Delve into the rich history of this ancient settlement as you visit a centuries-old rock-hewn church and a traditional cave dwelling, showcasing the region's unique cultural heritage.
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Embark on a fascinating journey through Matera's rich history, starting at Piazza Pascoli, which offers a breathtaking panorama of the Sasso Caveoso area, the Murgia plateau, and the striking Gravina di Matera gorge. This vista provides a captivating introduction to the historic Sassi district. Delve deeper into the lives of Matera's past residents by visiting a traditional cave dwelling, meticulously furnished to reflect the humble lifestyles of the city's citizens until the mid-20th century. This insightful glimpse into the past precedes the exploration of a remarkable rock-cut church, adorned with precious art and icons from the 10th to 13th centuries, showcasing the region's Greek-Italian monastic heritage. Next, step into "Bottegaccio", a vibrant artisan workshop where skilled craftsmen bring traditional ceramics and papier-mâché to life. Here, learn the fascinating stories behind four iconic Matera objects, each with its own unique history and significance. As your tour comes full circle, journey through time and space, from the Paleolithic era to the present day. Conclude your adventure with a delightful tasting of traditional southern Italian cuisine, savoring the rich flavors of this captivating region.