Matera “Sassi” European Capital of Culture 2019

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Matera “Sassi” European Capital of Culture 2019


Maximum number of tourists: 54
Price per tour: 140 USD
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 0 km
Tour by: Daniela Matera (Date: 26.07.2015)

Tour description

Description Summary:

Discover the "Sassi" of Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the architecture of the characteristic town walking through its streets. See location sites from the Mel Gibson movie The Passion of the Christ


Enjoy a spectacular view of the canyon and walk through the historic center
Visit the incredible ancient rock caves of Sassi di Matera
Admire the Casa Grotta, furnished from the 1700s
Walk in the Sasso Caveoso
See location sites from the Mel Gibson movie The Passion of Christ

Tour description:

The guided tour make you discover the typical Sassi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The itinerary begins in the square Pascoli, with a wonderful view of the Sasso Caveoso and the hill called Murgia. You will pass by the Palazzo Lanfranchi, houses the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, and the nearby church of the Carmine.
The tour continues through the heart of the old buildings to the church of San Pietro Caveoso.
Visit to a typical "Casa Grotta (Cave House)" excavated in the rock with furniture of rural culture to the beginning of 1900.
You will pass near the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve, will visit some of the most important frescoes.
The tour continues to the Sasso Barisano following the ancient ravine.
Return to the center of town and walk around the baroque area with a visit to the most important churches in this style: St. Clare and St. Francesco di Assisi.
End of the tour with the discovery of the Romanesque cathedral.


• Certified tour guide

Not included:

• Transfer service
Transfer service to / from Bari airport / port on request

Keywords (tags), separate by comma: matera, sassi, basilicata, unesco, culture, italia, italy

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