Fall in love with the stunning centre of Matera - a picturesque city in Basilicata known for its famous churches and rock-cut houses known as Sassi!
Matera Walking Tour
The tour meets at 10 am in the quaint, central, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where we'll begin our walking tour of the main points in this beautiful city: 2019's European Capital of Culture.
The first stop on the tour will be the Piazza dei Sedile, home to the majestic palace that, for various reasons your expert guide will reveal on the day, has become a symbol of the cultural life of Matera. Then we'll continue to discover the city, heading to the Via Duomo, where we'll find two of the ancient points of entry to the city: the Porta di Juso and the Porta di Suso.
The next stop takes place in front of one of the star attractions in the city: the Matera cathedral. Its architectural style, known as Romanesque, is present throughout, and you'll learn to distinguish its various characteristics. And just around the corner you can find the Casa Grotta de Matera: one of the city's traditional houses, where you can find out about day to day life in these "Sassi" cut into the rock and protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
And the Sassi influence extends to the places of worship constructed using this technique - among which the Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Inside you'll find a stunning example of this technique, before we'll finish the tour at 12:30.
If you would prefer to discover the city with an exclusive group just for you and your partner, family, or friends, you can simply reserve the private tour of Matera.
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English Language Tour
Children under 18Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide, specialised in the history of Matera
Entry to the Casa Grotta (3 EUR per person).
Entry to the Church of Santa Maria de Idris (3 EUR per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Piazza Vittorio Veneto.