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Bari: Matera Day Trip
155 USD
Embark on a hassle-free day trip from Bari to Matera, and let someone else handle the wheels! With a comfortable minivan and a knowledgeable driver, you'll be whisked away to the breathtaking "city of stones" in no time. Leave the driving to the experts and simply sit back, relax, and soak up the sights.
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Embark on an unforgettable journey as you're whisked away from Bari in a comfortable minivan, bound for the captivating city of Matera. With a knowledgeable tour leader by your side, you'll delve into the rich history of this ancient stone city, proudly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and crowned the 2019 European Capital of Culture. As you wander through the enchanting neighborhoods of Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso, you'll be struck by the peculiar charm of Matera's famous cave dwellings, inhabited until the mid-20th century. Take in the breathtaking views of the Murgia Materana Park on a guided stroll, and marvel at the remarkable houses and churches carved into the rocky landscape, including the majestic cathedral, whose construction began in 1230. Your expert guide will invite you to explore a centuries-old cistern, a fascinating cave house complete with an immersive audio guide, and introduce you to some of the local shops, where you'll savor mouthwatering tastings. You'll also enjoy some leisure time to discover the town's hidden gems, armed with insider tips on the best shops, restaurants, and monuments to explore. As the day draws to a close, you'll return to Bari in comfort, bringing back unforgettable memories of your extraordinary adventure in Matera.