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Matera: Walking tour with entries in Cave House and Church
75 USD
Step into the enchanting world of Matera, one of humanity's most ancient settlements, on this captivating guided stroll. Wander through the narrow alleys of Sassi, a labyrinthine quarter that whispers tales of the past. Uncover the secrets of this captivating city, which boasts some of the world's most ancient histories. Your journey will take you to a remarkable cave house museum, where the stories of the past come alive. Next, marvel at the stunning 13th-century Rupestrian church, a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage.
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At first blush, Matera appears to be a typical Italian town, but take a few steps off the beaten path, and you'll stumble upon the extraordinary Sassi district, where humans have called home since the Neolithic Era until the mid-20th century. Meet your knowledgeable local guide in the heart of the city, where this captivating tour of Sassi will unfold. Delve into the unique history and transformation of this ancient settlement. Explore the cave dwellings, wander through the narrow alleys, and gain a deeper understanding of how this town, once dubbed the "shame of Italy," has been redeemed and is now a treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take advantage of the opportunity to venture into a cave house and an ancient rock-hewn church, with admission fees included, to uncover the secrets of how simple folk lived in Sassi for centuries. From the balconies, marvel at the breathtaking vistas of the Murgia Materana Park, and uncover the origins of Matera, one of the world's oldest cities.