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Sassi di Matera, Matera

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Witness some of the first human settlements known in Italy at Sassi di Matera. Making up the ancient village of Matera, the series of prehistoric, cavern-carved stone structures seem similar to Jerusalem or Cappadocia. Take a tour of an ancient cave house, or visit one of the town's seven Benedictine settlements. The 16th-century Rocky Church of the Holy Spirit sits atop the highest point in the town. You can walk the limestone cliffs surrounding the village for a view of the stone city, which is a World Heritage Site. You'll also see many of the sites used in Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ." See Sassi di Matera and all Matera has to offer by arranging your trip with our Matera sightseeing planner.
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  • A must see. I shoudk have read up more before i went. You can easily spend two to three days on this olace and we just jad half a day. 
    A must see. I shoudk have read up more before i went. You can easily spend two to three days on this olace and we just jad half a day.  more »
  • Absolutely outstanding landmark, this cave city is one of the most outstanding attractions on our itinerary over the past years. 
    Absolutely outstanding landmark, this cave city is one of the most outstanding attractions on our itinerary over the past years.  more »
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  • Place with very strong energy. Breathtaking views from every corner. Lovely and romantic streets to walk around, nice restaurants and cafes to take a breath. Cathedrals and museums to learn more about the history and life of the citizens back in time. Must visit place when in Puglia. 👍👍👍
  • Fortunate to visit this amazing cave city before its taken over by tourism, We arrived a day before the filming of the new 007 film, crews and equipment can be seen setting up. The views are dramatic and usher you to a time in the past, felt like I stepped into Jerusalem.

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