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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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  • I find it quite hard to describe Matera - there is such beauty and a sense of history here, but its the atmosphere and vibe that really go to me. I have fallen in love! The old town of Sassi is... 
    I find it quite hard to describe Matera - there is such beauty and a sense of history here, but its the atmosphere and vibe that really go to me. I have fallen in love! The old town of Sassi is...  more »
  • Far and away in the top 3 of walking tours we've ever taken. From our friendly ticket agent Orsolita to our amazing guide, Cosimo, we were impressed. Cosimo is a Sassi himself and gratefully, he... 
    Far and away in the top 3 of walking tours we've ever taken. From our friendly ticket agent Orsolita to our amazing guide, Cosimo, we were impressed. Cosimo is a Sassi himself and gratefully, he...  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. 👍👍👍
  • Great place to visit. Lots of stairs🪨 make sure you have water and proper shoes. The stairs are slippery. Running or Hiking shoes 👟with a good grip are recommended. Enjoy the restaurant on the way back up.🇮🇹☕🍹

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