Experience an easy way to visit Matera without moving by car, as you take a minivan with a driver from Bari to the "stone city" in one day.
Your tour will begin as a comfortable minivan picks up you from Bari, at which point you will travel to Matera. You'll the presence of a tour leader to assist you all the time in this stone city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is one of the most evocative cities in Italy, and was actually chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture.
Characterized by the famous caves that were inhabited up until the first half of the 900s, Matera consists of two old neighborhoods: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. Through these areas you will enjoy a guided walk, with views over the Murgia Materana Park. Your tour guide will show you houses and churches built in the caves, as well as the recently restored cathedral, which was edified starting from the year 1230.
The tour leader will leads you inside an ancient cistern, a cave house with an audioguide tour, and in some local shop and have small tastings. You'll have some free time to explore on your own the town with our suggestions about shops, restaurants, monuments.
In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bari by minivan.